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January 1964

Leprosy: I. ß2 A and ß2M Immunoglobulins in Leprosy Sera

Author Affiliations


From the Department of Dermatology, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and from the Division of Dermatology, University of Minnesota. (Supported in part by USPHS grant No. T1 AM 5296-02).

Arch Dermatol. 1964;89(1):86-88. doi:10.1001/archderm.1964.01590250092015

The immunoelectrophoretic patterns (IEP) of serum proteins of leprosy patients were studied. The β2M immunoglobulins were elevated in the sera of patients having the lepromatous type of leprosy but were not elevated in the sera of patients having the tuberculoid type of leprosy. These serum globulin changes may prove to be useful in differentiating these two types of leprosy.

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