Investigation of immunoglobulins, circulating immune-complexes, and plasma free-hemoglobulin in cancer patients on 60Co gamma-ray therapy

M. Horvath, I. L. Rode, B. Fekete, B. Kiss, G. Ringwald

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Abstract

32 patients with different tumours were irradiated by 60Co gamma-rays. During therapy lasting for several weeks, changes in the content of immunoglobulin and of some other serum proteins, circulating immune complexes and plasma free-hemoglobulin were determined. Immunosuppression according to immunoglobulin content in serum was not produced by this type of radiation. Decrease in immune-complex levels was a good prognostic sign. Low values of plasma-hemoglobulin content during treatment indicated that no erythrocyte membrane damage had been effected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-676
Number of pages4
JournalStrahlentherapie
Volume157
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 29 1981

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cancer Research

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