Immunity and Sensitization to Microbe Allergens in Patients with Chronic Tonsillitis
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH
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Specific immunity was studied by investigating blood serum titers of antistreptolysin-O, Steptococcus antihyaluronidase, and agglutinin to corpuscular Staphylococcus antigen. In order to determine the level of nonspecific immunity, titers of complement, heterophyllous agglutinin, and lysozyme in the blood serum were determined. Protein fractions in the blood serum were also determined by paper electrophoresis. All of these tests are indicators of the natural resistance of the organism. Allergization was determined on the basis of skin samples with microbe allergens, blood eosinophils and eosinophils from the tissues of removed tonsils, 50 cases, and skin tests with histamine. In addition, the C-reactive protein in the blood serum was investigated in all patients. All these indices were studied by generally-accepted methods.
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