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Humoral reaction in the inflamed colon in Hirschsprung's disease and ulcerative colitis.
  1. G R Armstrong,
  2. F Raafat
  1. Department of Histopathology, Children's Hospital, Birmingham.


    An immunological study of B cells in patients with colitis that was associated with Hirschsprung's disease was undertaken and compared with that in patients with ulcerative colitis and in normal controls. There was an appreciable increase in IgA and a decrease in IgG in both disease groups. Humoral reaction in colitis associated with Hirschsprung's disease seems to be indistinguishable from that in ulcerative colitis and possibly in other inflammatory bowel diseases.

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