• S. D. Shapoval
  • L. A. Vasilevskaya
Keywords: erysipelas, nonspecific factors of organism resistance.


Summary. Aim. The article is aimed to assess the nonspecific factors of the body’s resistance in patients with erysipelas and in the development of sepsis in these patients.

Materials and methods. 114 case histories of patients who underwent inpatient treatment in the center of purulent-septic surgery in the Non-profit municipal enterprise “City Hospital № 3” in Zaporizhzhia for the period 2019-2020 were analyzed.

According to the forms of the disease, the patients were distributed as follows: erythematous — 24 (21.0 %), bullous — 28 (24.6 %), phlegmonous — 48 (42.1 %), necrotic — 14 (12.3 %). Recurrent cases of the disease were noted in 21 patients. From them: with erythematous form — 4 (16.7 %), bullous — 5 (17.9 %), phlegmonous — 9 (18.7 %), necrotic — 3 (21.4 %). Among 10 patients, the disease was complicated by sepsis. 6 patients died, mortality was 60 %.

Results and their discussion. Depending on the detected disorders, the patients were divided into three groups: with uniformly activated immune status; with a suppressive type of immune response; with a mixed type of immune status, where with a normal or suppressive cellular link of immunity, activation of some indicators of the humoral link against the background of a normal or reduced level of complement is determined, which indicates the sensitization of T-cell populations with an antigen and the development of autoimmune processes.

Conclusions. An increase in complement levels is an indicator of active antigen-antibody binding reactions in patients with erysipelas. Weak NBT-reaction in patients with sepsis indicates depletion of the enzymological activity of neutrophilic leukocytes and, to some extent, can serve as a predictor of a lethal outcome. An increase in the rates of phagocytosis is a prognostically favorable sign indicating the effective removal of the antigenic material of immune complexes from the patient’s body.


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How to Cite
Shapoval, S. D., & Vasilevskaya, L. A. (2021). NONSPECIFIC FACTORS OF ORGANISM RESISTANCE IN PATIENTS WITH ERYSIPELAS. Kharkiv Surgical School, (1), 122-127.

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