To Assess the Level of IgG among Smokers: A Clinical Comparative Study

  • Khateeb Khan
  • Mayank Jain
Keywords: Immunoglobulins, Leukoplakia, Smokers, Serum level, Nephelometry


BACKGROUND: Immunoglobulins shows a significant increase especially among smokers and gutka chewers.
AIM: The present study aimed at estimation of immunoglobulins in smokers.
MATERIALS & METHODS: The present study was conducted on 80 subjects and divided into two groups A and B where serum level was estimated by automated Nephelometry method.
RESULTS: The mean level of IgG was 11.34 in group A and 5.89 in group B which was statsically significant (P< 0.05).
CONCLUSION: The raised level of IgG in smokers as compared to control increase the possibility of detecting the lesions at early stages and act as alarming approach for many of the dentists.


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Author Biographies

Khateeb Khan

MDS (Public Health Dentistry), Private Practitioner, Jasola, New Delhi, India

Mayank Jain

Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, JN Kapoor DAV(C) Dental College, Yamuna Nagar, India

DOI: 10.26440/10.26440/IHRJ/0212.03.521061
Published: 2019-03-23
How to Cite
Khateeb Khan, Mayank Jain. To Assess the Level of IgG among Smokers: A Clinical Comparative Study. IHRJ [Internet]. 2019Mar.23 [cited 2023Nov.30];2(12):313-5. Available from:

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