Table 5

Percentage of each group of infants with colitis with low circulating concentrations of IgA, IgG2 and IgG4 subclasses and with abnormal T cell subset counts

ACNSCAIEUCSCID
Immunoglobulins
 Low IgA(23) 47.8%(3) 66.6%(4) 50.0%(4) 50.0%(3) 33.3%
 Low IgG2 (14) 71.4%(2) 100.0%(4) 100.0%(4) 75.0%(2) 50.0%
 Low IgG4 (14) 50.0%(2) 50.0%(4) 0.0%(4) 75.0%(2) 100.0%
T lymphocyte
 Low CD3 and CD4(3) 0.0%(4) 75.0%(2) 50.0%(3) 66.6%
 Abnormal PHA(3) 0.0%(2) 100.0%(1) 0.0%(3) 66.6%
  • The figures in parentheses are the numbers of patients tested.

  • AC = allergic colitis; NSC = non-specific colitis; AIE = autoimmune enterocolitis; UC = ulcerative colitis; SCID = severe combined immunodeficiency; PHA = phytohaemagglutinin.