[Value of serum immunoglobulin assays in early myocardial infarction].

Serum immunoglobulin (Ig) levels were assayed in 672 patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction with onset within 24 hours of hospitalization. Supranormal Ig levels (A > or = 300, G > or = 1,200) or subnormal Ig levels (M < 40 mg/100 ml) were seen in patients with one or several risk factors (diabetes mellitus, alcohol abuse) or a history of previous myocardial infarction. Patients with one or more Ig anomalies were more likely to exhibit unfavorable outcomes, including early death, suggesting that increased viscosity due to aggregation of Ig molecules may occur.
AuthorsR Hannut, J Duchateau, F Mascart, E Staquet, H Vainsel, R Bernard
JournalPathologie-biologie (Pathol Biol (Paris)) Vol. 40 Issue 6 Pg. 632-7 (Jun 1992) ISSN: 0369-8114 [Print] FRANCE
Vernacular TitleIntérêt du dosage des immunoglobulines sériques lors de l'installation d'un infarctus du myocarde.
PMID1408382 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 (blood, complications, immunology)
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A (analysis)
  • Immunoglobulin G (analysis)
  • Immunoglobulin M (analysis)
  • Liver Cirrhosis, Alcoholic (blood, complications, immunology)
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction (blood, complications, immunology)
  • Necrosis
  • Psychoses, Alcoholic (blood, complications, immunology)

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