Title: Quantitative determination of immunological components of salivary gland secretion in transplant recipients
Authors: Dens, F ×
Boogaerts, Marc
Boute, P
Declerck, Dominique
Demuynck, H
Vinckier, Frans #
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Series Title: Bone marrow transplantation vol:17 issue:3 pages:421-3
Abstract: Cancer therapies often induce oral complications. We studied longitudinally the major salivary immunoglobulin content in 42 transplant recipients using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. A dramatic decrease in both sIgA and IgG is noticed post-transplant compared to pretransplant values. Only a small recovery of these immunoglobulin concentrations is seen after approximately 4 months. The reduction of sIgA and IgG in saliva could contribute to the frequent oral complications seen in these patients after transplantation and increase the risk of developing dental caries.
ISSN: 0268-3369
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Biomaterials - BIOMAT
Hematology Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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