Studies of Secretory IgA in Caries-Resistant and Caries-Susceptible Adults
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The relationship of secretory IgA (s-IgA) to dental caries has intrigued a large number of investigators. Among the early observations, Lehner et al. (1) reported higher IgA levels in the whole saliva of caries-free subjects than in caries-active subjects; Zengo et al. (2) reported significantly higher levels of IgA in submaxillary saliva of the caries resistant subjects when compared to caries susceptible subjects. Shklair et al. (3) on the other hand, found no differences in the levels of IgA in parotid and whole saliva when caries-free and caries-active Naval recruits were compared.
KeywordsDental Caries Resistant Group Parotid Saliva Caries Activity Unstimulated Saliva
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