Effect of tonsillectomy on humoral immunity

Tonsils are one of the important secondary lymphoid organ in immune system. It remains controversial whether tonsillectomy results in decreased serum immunoglobulin level. The purpose of this study was to observe the effect of tonsillectomy on humoral immunity parameters among the patients with tonsillar disease. Total group A 70 patients up to the age of 18 years, who were enrolled for tonsillectomy and 30 age matched children group B were included for comparative study. Serum IgG, IgM and IgA levels were measured in all 70 patients before tonsillectomy and in 56 patients who came for 1st follow-up after one month and 30 patients who came for 2nd follow up after three months of tonsillectomy.

 

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