Immunological studies in tuberculosis

Perumal, V.K. (1981) Immunological studies in tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 28 (2). pp. 58-77.

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Both delayed hypersensitivity (MIF) and cell mediated immunity (MYCOIF) play a role in antibacterial mechanism in tuberculosis. They arc mediated by different lymphokines. Antibody has no role in antibacterial immunity in tuberculosis. The agglutination test (Nicholls) was found lo be ineffective in determining both aetiology and activity of a lesion. Rifampicin is not an immunosuppressivc drug in tuberculosis patients.

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Additional Information:*This paper won the ‘Chanchal Singh Memorial Award’1980.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Delayed Hypersensitivity, Tuberculosis, Cell Mediated Immunity, Lymphokines, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Antibacterial Mechanism, Agglutination Test, Rifampicin, Lesions
Subjects:Immunologic Diseases > Hypersensitivity > Hypersensitivity, Delayed
Immunologic and Biological Factors > Immunologic Factors > Cytokines
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Coin Lesion, Pulmonary
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Diagnosis > Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Biological Phenomena, Cell Phenomena, and Immunity > Immunity
Heterocyclic Compounds > Heterocyclic Compounds with 4 or More Rings > Rifamycins
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
ID Code:2271
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:06 August 2007

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