Lymphocyte transformation in malnourished children

Academic Article


  • Lymphocyte transformation in malnourished children. In vitro lymphocyte stimulation with phytohaemagglutinin gave subnormal transformation values in children with proteincalorie malnutrition. It is suggested that impaired cell-mediated immunity may be one important mechanism for the susceptibility of malnourished children to infections. Lymphocyte transformation was also subnormal in children with measles and gastroenteritis but tended to be increased in pneumonia.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 15381980
  • Author List

  • Sellmeyer E; Bhettay E; Truswell AS; Meyers OL; Hansen JDL
  • Start Page

  • 429
  • End Page

  • 435
  • Volume

  • 47
  • Issue

  • 253