[Immune complexes in suppurative surgical infection].
ABSTRACT The authors examined 56 patients with various forms of purulent surgical infection. The number of T- and B-lymphocytes and the level of immunoglobulins, complement, and immune complexes was determined. It was established that the level of circulating immune complexes reflects the clinical situation most authentically. Five- or six-fold increase in immune complexes is a constant sign of a persisting and severe inflammatory process marked by the predominance of destructive changes and tendency to generalization.