Immunoglobulins concentration in HIV-infected patients' with viral hepatitis, candidiasis and herpes simplex viral infection
© Sargsyants and Davtyan; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012
Published: 25 May 2012
Coinfection with viral hepatitis (VH) and some opportunistic infections (OI) can decrease HIV-infected patients' survival. The purpose of this study was evaluation of humoral immunity factors in the commonest concomitant and OI.
Materials and methods
110 HIV-infected patients were involved in the study. Among them 76% had candidiasis, 74% VH, 23% HSV-infection. Determination of IgG, IgM, and IgA was performed by immune turbidimetry method by using Human test kits, Germany. Statistic analyses were performed by parametric and non-parametric procedures for paired samples T-test.
Difference in humoral immunity disorders in HIV-infection depend on certain associated infections as well as on their severity.
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