Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(11):911-916.
Published online November 15, 1980.
A Study on the Change of Serum Immunoglobulin and T-cell Count in Nephrotic Syndrome & Various Meningitides.
Won Cho Chung1, Oh Young Kwon1, Js Hoon Koo1, Tai Ho Chung2
1Department of pediatric, School of medicine Kyungpook National University Taegu, Korea.
2Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine Kyungpook National university Taegu, Korea.
小兒腎症候群과 各種 腦膜炎患兒에서의 免疫그로부린과 T-淋巴球의 變化에 對하여
鄭元祚1, 權五泳1, 具滋薰1, 鄭泰浩2
1慶北醫大 小兒科學敎室
2慶北醫大 生化學敎室
A study was conducted on T-cell function, utilizing active & total T-lymphocyte count according to Minowata method, and B-cell function, using irrgnunoe4ctrophoresjp. Total 41 children (10 with nephrotic syadrome, 26 with meningitides, & 5 with frequent pneumonia) were entered into study group, all of them were admitted to our pediatric department during 11 months period from November, 1978 to September, 1979, As control, 22 healthy children were chosen, divided into various age groups. Following results were obtained: 1. T-cell count on normal children (total 59.4+/-0. 6, active 27.2+/-0.9%) were slightly less than that of normal adult (total 68. 2+/-0. 8, active 33. 0+/-1.9%), P value being<0.01. 2. In most cases of severe tuberculous meningitis (stage III), active T-cell count was severely depressed. However, changes of immunoglobulin & T-cell count in the other meningitides & frequent pneumonia patients were variable & inconsistant. 3. In nephrotic syndrome patients, total T-cell count was decreased in 50%, active T-cell count in 70%, and serum immunoglobulin was also decreased in 90% (9 out of 10 patients).

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