The effect of alcoholism on the lymphocyte populations and prognosis of chronic active hepatitis

J. Feher, A. Kiss, T. Pozsonyi, G. Lengyel, L. Jakab

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The effect of alcohol ingestion on the prognosis of chronic liver diseases was studied. Among 880 patients with chronic liver diseases the percentage of alcoholics was high, 33%, compared to 3.2% in the control group. The period of survival time is decreased by one-half in patients with regular alcohol ingestion. According to 'in vitro' investigations they report that in chronic active hepatitis the low E(t)-rosette forming cell number is further decreased after incubation with alcohol, and ethanol inhibits the immune-stimulating effects of levamisole on E(t)-rosette forming cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-446
Number of pages6
JournalAllergologia et immunopathologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1981


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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