Serum and Salivary Immunoglobulins levels in Tobacco Smokers of Baghdad Governorate

Authors

  • Shatha F. Tariq1 , Raghad N. Shihab1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1547

Keywords:

Health, Smoking, Immunoglobulins (IgM, IgG and IgA); toxicity

Abstract

It was shown that tobacco smoking was a major environmental factor which altered numerous changes in

both antibody and cell mediated immune responses leading to increase the capability of the individual to

develop various inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, thus the current study aimed to assess the levels of

both serum and salivary Igs in 35 individuals who smoking tobacco and compared them to 35 non-smokers

group. Results of this study revealed a slightly but non-significant increased (p<0.05) in the serum and

salivary levels of IgM in smokers as compared to non-smokers, while the serum and salivary levels of both

IgG and IgA shown a significantly decreased (p?0.05) in smokers as compared to non-smokers group. No

positive correlation was found in the serum and salivary Igs levels in smokers. Body mass index (BMI) and

smoking index (SI) were calculated for the smokers group, however, no significant differences were found

in both serum and salivary Igs levels.

Author Biography

Shatha F. Tariq1 , Raghad N. Shihab1

1 Assist. Lec. Department of Medical lab. Techniques, Dijlah University college /Iraq

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

Shatha F. Tariq1 , Raghad N. Shihab1. (2020). Serum and Salivary Immunoglobulins levels in Tobacco Smokers of Baghdad Governorate. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 1088-1093. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1547