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Humoral immunity in malnutrition



Humoral immunity in malnutrition



Federation Proceedings 39(13): 3093-3097



Malnutrition affects the humoral immune system in different ways. B lymphocyte subpopulations, serum IgG, IgM and IgA and immunoglobulin synthesis and metabolism are usually normal or increased. Hypogammaglobulinaemia may occur in very young, severely malnourished infants. Although usually normal, deficient antibody responses to injected antigens are occasionally present, depending on the severity of the malnutrition.

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