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Tr, T mu and B lymphocytes in erythema nodosum leprosum reactions of leprosy.

Abstract

Enumeration of sub-population of T cells with receptors for Fc portion of Ig G (Tr) and Fc portion of Ig M (Tu) and B lymphocytes in the peripheral blood of 39 Lepromatous, 44 ENL and 22 Post ENL patients were undertaken. ENL patients showed significant decreased Tr cell percentage than Lepromatous and Post ENL patients. Although T mu cell percentage was lowered in ENL patients, a relatively elevated T mu/Tr ratio was found than Lepromatous and Post ENL patients indicating elevation of helper activity in ENL. B cells did not register any change in the three stages.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Rao T D
Rao P R
Year of Publication
1986
Journal
Indian journal of leprosy
Volume
58
Issue
4
Number of Pages
601-8
Date Published
1986 Oct-Dec
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0254-9395
Call Number
Infolep Library - available
Alternate Journal
Indian J Lepr
Publication Language
eng