A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE SECRETORY IMMUNOGLOBULINS A (S.IGA) IN CHILDREN BEFORE TONSILLECTOMY AND AFTER TONSILLECTOMY VERSUS THE HEALTH CHILDREN

Yulia Anggraini, Deltri Munir, Linda I Adenin

Abstract


     Background : Chronic tonsilitis is a very frequently common  problem in the population especially in children . Tonsil itself plays role to provide a protective immunological ring at the openings of both digestive and respiratory tracts. The complaints among others are pain while swallowing, fever, until obstructive sleep apnea. It remains controversial whether tonsillectomy decreased immunity, moreover tonsils present immune activity mainly ad the young age. The goal of the study is to analyze the secretory immunoglobulin A level on the chronic tonsillitis children patients before and after tonsillectomy. Method: This study was conducted as a comparative analytic study among the chronic tonsillitis children patients before and after tonsillectomy.Result: The level of secretory Ig A in healthy subjects were 510  ±  802 ng/ml, in chronic tonsillitis patients before tonsillectomy were 1010 ± 3570 ng/ml, and after tonsillectomy were 580  ± 922 ng/ml. Conclusion: The level of s-IgA in chronic tonsillitis prior to tonsillectomy was high and 4 weeks post operation the level of s-IgA decreased, close to the level of normal subjects.


Keywords


Secretory Immunoglobulin A, chronic tonsillitis, tonsillectomy

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