43 Heroin dependent subjects attending Drug Dependence Treatment Centre (DDTC) at AIIMS and 19 control subjects were studied for humoral immune factions. Significant rise in IgM levels was seen in the experimental group as compared to controls. High IgM levels did not have any correlation with liver abnormalities i.e. liver function tests. It appears to be a non-specific stimulation of IgM producing cells which may alter the immunologic competency of heroin addicts and possibly predispose them to infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1999|
- Heroin dependence
- IgM elevation