Concentrations of eight complement components were determined on sera from 419 healthy children (198 boys and 221 girls) aged from 1 to 19 years. A significant correlation between concentration and age for all complement components (C1q, C1s, C4, C3, C5, factor B, properdin, and C[unk] inhibitor) was observed for girls; in the male population, a significant correlation was present only for C1q, C4, C3, C5, and properdin. The presence of a significant relationship to age suggests that this variable must be considered in establishing normal values of serum complement for children.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Journal of Diseases of Children|
|State||Published - Oct 1981|