Cell mediated immunity in humans during viral infection: dermal hypersensitivity and in vitro lymphocyte proliferation during mild viral respiratory infections

Carol A. Kauffman, Calvin C. Linnemann, James S. Tan, Gilbert M. Schiff, John P. Phair

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Abstract

In vitro lymphocyte proliferation in response to phytohemagglutinin and streptokinase streptodornase and 0elayed dermal hypersensitivity to several antigens were assessed in patients with mild viral upper respiratory infections The response to phytohemagglutinin in 18 patients was not diminished during the viral infection. Deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis induced by streptokinase streptodornase remained unaffected by the viral illness in 5 patients, and skin test reactivity was not depressed during the viral infection. Thus it appeared that localized viral upper respiratory infections were not associated with suppression of systemic cell mediated immunity. (22 references).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)757-761
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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