Growth retardation in children with IgA deficiency


Patıroğlu T. , Aydın K., Kurtoglu S. , Poyrazoğlu H.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, cilt.15, ss.1035-1038, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1515/jpem.2002.15.7.1035
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1035-1038

Özet

We evaluated the clinical and immunological manifestations of 14 children with IgA deficiency. Four of the patients were asymptomatic, and ten were symptomatic, with recurrent sino-pulmonary infections, allergic disease, recurrent intestinal giardiasis or celiac disease. Growth retardation was the second important feature in our patients. One of the seven patients with growth retardation had partial growth hormone deficiency. The levels of serum IgG and IgM were high in five and three patients, respectively. Cellular immunity was normal.