IgG and IgG subclasses deficiency in children undergoing continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis and its provocative factors

Akman S., GUVEN A. Z., INCE S., YEGIN O.

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.44, no.3, pp.273-276, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1442-200x.2002.01560.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.273-276
  • Keywords: continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, children, IgG deficiency, IgG subclasses
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Background : Low levels of serum IgG or IgG subclasses may be responsible for the defective peritoneal defense and for peritonitis attacks in continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) children. Malnutrition, peritoneal loss or frequent peritonitis may lead to IgG or IgG subclasses deficiency.