Essa M. Abdulla 1, H. Zaidi 1, S. A. M. A. Hussein 2
1-Department of Microbiology and Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-Department of Pediatrics, Tanta Medical College, A RE., formerly Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 2, No.2. July 1979: 97-99
Salivary immunoglobulin A levels in 27 of 30 children (90%) ascertained 60 days after tonsillectomy were found to be significantly lower than the amounts in these subjects prior to the operation and compared to two selected groups of comparable age and sex, one of 63 children with intact tonsils and with no clinical signs of throat infection at the time of sampling and a second group of 38 patients with tonsillitis not subjected to tonsillectomy estimated at the time of the infection and also approximately 60 days after appropriate antibiotic therapy. All cases of tonsillitis were selected on the basis of group A beta-hemolytic streptococcal infection.
Keywords: Reduced Salivary IgA Amounts in Tonsillectomized Children