Circulating lymphocytes were enumerated in 28 children with coeliac disease and in 13 healthy controls by immunofluorescent staining using monoclonal antibodies for T surface phenotypic markers and polyvalent antisera for surface immunoglobulins (B cells). Proportion of peripheral T and B cells and the ratio of helper and suppressor T cells were not significantly different in coeliac children from those in controls. Authors conclude on the basis of the results that a significant impairment of circulating pool of lymphocytes in coeliac disease is improbable.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Acta paediatrica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health