Tuberc Respir Dis > Volume 32(2); 1985 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1985;32(2):105-111.
DOI:    Published online June 1, 1985.
Diagnostic Value of Immunoglobulin in Malignant Pleural Effusions
Hyun Ho Kong, Woo Sung Kim, Young Soo Shim
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University, College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
악성 흉수에서의 면역글로부린의 진단적 의의
공현호, 김우성, 심영수
In an attempt to differentiate malignant plerual effusion from non-malignant plerual effusion, immunoglobulin measurements were carried out in patients with plerual effusions. Then mean pleural fluid j serum ratios of immunoglobulin subclass IgG, IgA, IgM were compared. The results were as followings: 1) The comparison of the amount of IgG, IgA, IgM between malignant and non-malignant pleural effusion showed no statistical difference. 2) There were no statistically significant differences in mean pleural fluid j serum ratios of IgG and IgA, but IgM ratio was increased significantly in non-malignant pleural effusions.

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