حيدر فيصل غازي
Authors : Haider F. Ghazi, Ghassaq T. Alubaidi, Hayfaa M. Fahad
The aim: Determine the frequency of anti-viral capsid antigen IgM, IgG and IgA in inflammatory bowel disease. Materials and methods: Case controlled study conducted during involved 60 Crohn’s disease, 60 ulcerative colitis and 60 subjects as a control group with negative gastrointestinal symptoms. Diagnosis and disease classification were established according to Montreal disease classification of inflammatory bowel diseases. Measurement of serum anti-VCA IgM, IgG and IgA was done, using ELISA method. Results: The current results showed a higher frequency of EBV seropositivity among both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis 96.67% in comparison with controls 78.33. None statistical significance observed according to sex of patients. IgM were significantly associated with younger than 16 years 33.33%. IgA anti-VCA were significantly frequent within 17-40 years old comprising 100%. Patients with colonic and ileocolonic site of lesions were significantly have frequent anti-VCA IgA 96.43% and 96%. In ulcerative colitis IgM subtype of anti-VCA 35.71% frequent in extensive colitis. Anti-VCA IgG were statistically significant with moderate and severe ulcerative colitis cases 100%. Also, anti-VCA IgA associated with severity of ulcerative colitis 100% of mild cases, 96.43% of moderate cases and 100% of severe cases. Conclusion: EBV seropositivity were detected among IBD cases, however viral infection might be associated with distinct and severe cases that requires anti-viral therapy.

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