Immunoglobulin Levels in Smokers and Non-Smokers

Ann Allergy. 1980 May;44(5):261-2.

Abstract

Immunoglobulin levels were compared in smoking and non-smoking grain handlers and teachers. Mean IgC and IgM levels were significantly lower, and IgE levels were significantly higher, in the smokers than in the non-smokers. IgA levels were also lower but with the numbers studied not significantly so. IgD levels were unchanged.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin D
  • Immunoglobulin E
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Immunoglobulins*
  • Middle Aged
  • Smoking*

Substances

  • Immunoglobulin A
  • Immunoglobulin D
  • Immunoglobulin G
  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Immunoglobulins
  • Immunoglobulin E