T lymphocytes in pulmonary tuberculosis

M. D. Ashtekar, A. M. Samuel, G. V. Kadival, V. Sakhalkar, S. Rajadhyaksha, S. S. Virdi

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T cells and their sub-populations were evaluated with respect to reactive, intermediate and unreactive forms of tuberculosis as classified by Lenzini. Significant CD4 lymphopenia and a reduction of CD4/CD8 ratios were found in patients with reactive tuberculosis. It was observed that there was a B lymphocytosis, CD8 lymphocytosis and a reduction of CD4/CD8 ratio in patients with intermediate and unreactive forms of tuberculosis. The F lymphocytes and CD4 subset were unchanged. There was no significant difference in the lymphocytes and sub-populations among the intermediate and unreactive groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Medical Research - Section A Infectious Diseases
Issue numberJAN.
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Microbiology (medical)


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