The concentration of the C'3 complement factor was determined in 170 serum specimens from 39 patients with myocardial infarction by the radial immunodiffusion method. It was found that the C'3 concentration increased considerably in the first 24 hours after admission to hospital, followed by a constant level for the next 24 to 48 hours, followed by another steep increase. In severe cases the increase of the C'3 concentration was more marked at first, followed by a decrease in 24 to 48 hours. The authors concluded that the concentration of the complement component examined is influenced by 2 processes with contrasting effects, with a mechanism insufficiently understood at present.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1974|
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