Low antibody response against tuberculous glycolipid (TBGL) in elderly gastrectomised tuberculosis patients

J. Ashino, Y. Ashino, H. Guio, H. Saitoh, M. Mizusawa, Toshio Hattori

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Abstract

To evaluate differences in anti-tuberculous glycolipid (TBGL) antibody titers in patients who developed tuberculosis (TB) with and without gastrectomy, 11 gastrectomised patients who developed TB after surgery (GS-TB), 19 TB patients without any other complications (TB), 12 gastrectomised patients who did not develop TB after surgery (GS) and 27 healthy subjects (H) with normal findings on chest X-ray were evaluated, although there were no differences in the clinical findings at admission between the TB and GS-TB groups. The assay used here allowed us to find low anti-TBGL antibody titers in GS-TB patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1052-1053
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Volume9
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep

Keywords

  • Gastrectomy
  • TBGL
  • Tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases

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