Activated T-Lymphocyte Subsets in Graves' Disease

Paul G. Walfish, Klaus Bendtzen, Åse Krogh Rasmussen, Karine Bech, Ulla Feldt-Rasmussen, Nadir R. Farid, Edith Bodoly, Csaba Balazs, Valeria Stenszky, Thomas H. Tötterman, F. Anders Karlsson, Mats Bengtsson, ib Mendel-Hartvig, Robert Volpé

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To the Editor: In the report by Tötterman et al. (Jan. 1 issue),1 there is an error in their interpretation of our studies of circulating activated T-lymphocyte subsets in untreated Graves' disease, in which we used two-color immunofluorescent laser-flow cytometry.2 Tötterman et al. state that in patients with untreated Graves' disease, we observed an increase not only in activated T helper/inducer cells but also in T suppressor/cytotoxic cells. In fact, however, our report demonstrated that in comparison to controls, patients with untreated Graves' disease had a significant increase in activated T helper/inducer (Ia+ Leu-3a+) cells and a reciprocal reduction…

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - júl. 23 1987

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    Walfish, P. G., Bendtzen, K., Rasmussen, Å. K., Bech, K., Feldt-Rasmussen, U., Farid, N. R., Bodoly, E., Balazs, C., Stenszky, V., Tötterman, T. H., Karlsson, F. A., Bengtsson, M., Mendel-Hartvig, I., & Volpé, R. (1987). Activated T-Lymphocyte Subsets in Graves' Disease. New England Journal of Medicine, 317(4), 247-249.