In 64 adenotomized children aged 3-14 yr, the rate of the peripheral blood, active and total T-lymphocytes and B-cells, separated from the adenoid suspension, has been examined by the authors. A relationship was found between the frequency of the diseases preceding the adenotomy (adenoiditis, tonsillitis, otitis, sinusitis) and the laboratory findings. It was stated by the authors that the number of the B-lymphocytes in the peripheral blood and the adenoid corresponded to the values accepted in the literature, while the number of active and total T-lymphocytes in the blood and the pharyngeal tonsil remained considerably under the values reported in the literature. In the more frequent and various diseases preceding the adenotomy a low active and total T-cell number has also been found in the peripheral blood and the adenoid.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1979|
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