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Hunan Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2003 Dec;28(6):638-40.

[Serum levels of antibodies for IgG, IgA, and IgM against the fungi antigen in psoriasis vulgaris].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Dermatology, Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha 410011, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To detect the serum levels of antibodies against Malassezia further and Candida albicans in patients with psoriasis vulgaris (PV), and to investigate the relationship between Malassezia furfur or Candida albicans and pathogenesis of PV.

METHODS:

The serum levels of antibodies for IgG, IgA, and IgM against the whole cell antigen Wag and soluble antigen (Sag) of Malassezia fufur and Candida albicans in 40 PV patients and 20 healthy controls were detected by indirect-ELISA, RESULTS: The serum levels of IgG against Wag of Malassezia furfur and Candida albicans were significantly higher in PV patients than those in the healthy controls (P < 0.01, P < 0.05, respectively), The serum levels of IgM against Sag of Malassezia furfur and Candida albican, IgA against Sag of Candida albicans were significantly lower in PV patients than those in the healthy controls (P < 0.05).

CONCLUSION:

There are some humoral immunity abnormalties in PV patients. Malassezia furfur and Candida albicans may be related to the pathogenesis of PV.

PMID:
15804080
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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