Lymphocyte subpopulations in blood and pleural fluid of patients suffering from tuberculous and malignant pleural effusions

Singh, S.N.; Katiyar, S.K.; Sharma, Rakesh; Jain, P.C.; Rajvanshi, B.S. and Tripathi, B.N. (1983) Lymphocyte subpopulations in blood and pleural fluid of patients suffering from tuberculous and malignant pleural effusions. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 30 (1). pp. 25-28.

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Abstract

Forty seven patients suffering from tuberculous and malignant pleural effusions have been studied. Peripheral blood T-lymphocyte percentage of tubercular cases was significantly higher in comparison to control and malignant cases. Absolute T-cell counts in blood were significantly lower than in the pleural fluid of both types of patients. Results with respect to B-cells substantiate the observation that these cells do not play an important role in the defence against tumours and tubercle bacilli. There was no relationship between tuberculin response and T & B cell counts of tubercular patients.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Tuberculous Pleural Effusion, Malignant Pleural Effusion, Lymphocytes, T-Lymphocytes, Tubercle Bacilli, Tumors, Tuberculin Response
Subjects:Cells > Blood Cells
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Pleural Effusion
Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures > Skin Tests > Tuberculin Test
Hemic and Immune Systems > Blood
Bacteria > Gram-Positive Bacteria > Actinobacteria > Actinomycetales > Mycobacteriaceae > Mycobacterium > Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Pleural Diseases > Tuberculosis, Pleural
-Journal Repositories > Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Lung Diseases > Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Diseases > Respiratory Tract Infections > Tuberculosis, Pleural
ID Code:2619
Deposited By:Mrs Naina Pandita
Deposited On:25 February 2008

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