Immunohistology of lymphoreticular tissues of a fatal case of organic cation transporter 2 deficiency revealed inhibited proliferation with increased apoptosis in the germinal centers, resulting in "burned out" follicles. This is indicative of impaired antigen driven B cell affinity maturation. Defective humoral immune response might explain the recurrent infections in untreated organic cation transporter 2 deficiency.
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- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health