# 구강악안면 감염환자의 타액에서 Immunoglobulin Isotypes의 변화

• Byun, June-Ho (Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
• Chung, In-Kyo (Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
• 변준호 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강악안면외과학교실) ;
• 정인교 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강악안면외과학교실)
• Published : 2000.04.30

#### Abstract

Purpose : The purpose of this study is to observe the salivary immunoglobulin level in whole saliva of infected patients and also to investigate the changes of immunoglobulin level according to its management. Materials & Methods : Thirty infected patients who have been admitted to the dept. of oral and maxillofacial surgery of Pusan National University Hospital have been selected as subjects and we analysed the changes of immunoglobulin level of $1.5{\sim}3.0ml$ of unstimulated whole saliva collected throughout four times; the day before treatment, the first day after treatment, the third day after treatment and the day before discharge. We also compared them with immunoglobulins in whole saliva that was collected from 4 normal persons as control group. In radial immunodiffusion technique with BACKMAN(Array 360 system, McLean, USA), level of immunoglobulins was analyzed. Results : The isotypes of Ig that have been found in saliva of normal persons were IgG, IgA, IgM and IgE and their mean level was 8.23, 36.41, 4.38, and 2.38 respectively. In the infected patients before the treatment, the level of IgG, IgA was remarkably higher than that of normal persons, however we could not find the difference on the level of IgM, IgE. As the infection was healing, the level of IgG, IgA was decresing significantly.