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