Lymphocyte subpopulations in the peripheral blood of children with coeliac disease.

A. Arató, V. M. Tainio, E. Savilahti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-287
Number of pages7
JournalActa paediatrica Hungarica
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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