Serum C1q, C3, C4, and C5 components of complement levels were measured in 35 healthy subjects and 29 patients with acute conjunctivitis due to adenovirus type 2, 7, and 8 infections. Serum C1q and C3 levels were found to be significantly low, and there was no change in serum C4 and C5 levels. A progressive decline in the serum complement level with the severity of disease was observed. The change in the complement levels in serum showed a tendency to reach normal levels with clinical improvement.
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