| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 1992 | Volume
| Issue : 8 | Page : 239-42
Immunoglobulin profile in schizophrenia.
MS Bhatia, NK Dhar, P Agrawal, SK Khurana, B Neena, SC Malik
Dept. of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi,
The present study was conducted on 40 new consecutive schizophrenic patients admitted in the psychiatry ward. The diagnosis of schizophrenia was done by Research Diagnosis Criteria (RDC). Serum immunoglobulins were were estimated in schizophrenic patients and were age and sex matched with 40 healthy individuals, comprising the control group. The IgG and IgA mean levels of schizophrenic patients were found to be significantly higher (p < 0.01) than the normal healthy individuals. There were however no significant differences between the schizophrenic patients and control group regarding total proteins, albumin and globulin levels. In subtypes of schinophrenia based on phenomenology only, paranoid group scored significantly higher (p < 0.01) IgG and IgA mean values than other types of Schizophrenia (catatonic, disorganised and undifferentiated).
M S Bhatia
Dept. of Psychiatry, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
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