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Table 2 Immunodiagnostics in serum

From: Recurrent purpura due to alcohol-related Schamberg’s disease and its association with serum immunoglobulins: a longitudinal observation of a heavy drinker

  1. The patient’s immunoglobulin (IgA) level appeared to increase, while his IgE levels fell, in tandem with abstinence days (AD). Reference levels are given in brackets, and measurements in variable intervals during the same inpatient treatment are shaded. Not shown in this table is the lymphocyte typing done in September 2015 with the following results: CD19 B-lymphocytes (132–422/μl) 92/μl, CD4 T-cells (645–1289/μl) 612/μl, and activated T-lymphocytes (43–270/μl) 303/μl with a ratio (3.0–12,5 %) of 23.4 %. The immunological results point to a moderate combined cellular immunodeficiency (low CD19 B-lymphocytes, low CD4 T-cells at normal CD4/CD8 ratio) and a hypersensitivity-like reaction (elevated IgA and IgE with specific response of the cellular immune system [elevated ratio of activated T-lymphocytes])