Antistreptolysin titer (AST), serum protein analysis and immunelectrophoretic studies of the serum have been carried out in 50 patients suffering from erysipelas recidivans. An increase of AST (in 45 cases) and of beta1c globulin (in 32 cases) was found to be caracteristic. The increase of the alpha1, alpha2 and beta globulin fractions, as well as of their immunelectrophoretic representatives (alpha1 antitrypsin, alpha2M globulin, transferrin), is in agreement with literature data and can be explained by the increase of the serum glycoproteid level present in chronic inflammatory processes. They are regarded as characteristic for this disease.
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