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Rosette-forming T Lymphocytes and Cell-mediated Immunity in Malnutrition

Br Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5931.608 (Published 07 September 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:608
  1. R. K. Chandra

    Abstract

    The frequency of rosette-forming thymus-dependent lymphocytes was reduced in the peripheral blood of malnourished infants and children. The reduced frequency parallelled the impairment of delayed hypersensitivity response to 2, 4-dinitrochlorobenzene and decreased DNA synthesis by lymphocytes challenged with phytohaemagglutinin. The abnormalities were reversed on nutritional improvement.