Table 6

Humoral-immunological parameters of the four studied groups.

PARÂMETERS

ALCOHOL

ALCOHOL + HCV

HCV

CONTROL

P


N

M

SD

N

M

SD

N

M

SD

N

M

SD


C3 (mg%)

33

106.48

42.72

20

92.62

33.72

24

79.33

26.42

32

123.19

33.16

< 0.001

C4 (mg%)

33

20.79

8.12

20

19.70

8.57

24

14.21

4.66

32

26.84

7.75

< 0.001

Gammaglobulin (g%)

33

1.54

0.39

20

2.04

0.41

24

2.28

0.76

32

1.35

0.28

< 0.001

IgA (mg/dl)

30

577.27

286.26

20

519.15

203.92

23

505.39

314.59

32

268.94

121.05

< 0.001

IgM (mg/dl)

30

238.33

146.46

20

248.20

96.10

23

325.70

222.32

32

170.03

69.25

0.001

IgG (mg/dl)

30

1.775.87

464.42

20

2.352.10

496.62

23

2.643.96

907.37

32

1.594.88

379.22

< 0.001

IgE (IU/dl)

29

5.80

0.98

18

4.83

1.18

18

3.78

0.81

32

4.65

1.38

< 0.001


Where: C3 and C4 are serum complement components 3 and 4, respectively; IgA, IgM, IgG and IgE are immunoglobulins A, M, G and E, respectively. Range for reference values: C3 (74–185); C4 (16 – 44); Gammaglobulin (0.8 – 1.6); IgA (153 – 359); IgM (73 – 171); IgG (952 – 1538); IgE (up to 100).

Caly et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:10   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-10

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