The distribution of lymphocytes carrying immunoglobulin and complement was studied on controls and patients with contact eczema and constitutional eczema. A significant increase in IgD was noted in 10 patients with contact eczema, while an increase in lymphocytes containing IgE was noted in patients with constitutional eczema. These results indicate that the number of circulating lymphocytes containing immunoglobulin is increased in these forms of eczema. Consequently, the number of circulating T lymphocytes ought to be reduced, unless the distribution of lymphocytes is disturbed. On the other hand, in cases of nummular eczema, the total number of circulating lymphocytes containing immunoglobulin is reduced which may indicate that the total number of T lymphocytes is increased or that the production of immunoglobulin containing lymphocytes is disturbed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Annales de Dermatologie et de Syphiligraphie|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1974|
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