SUDHIR GUPTA, M.D.; KENRICK LICORISH, M.D.; GARY GARTHFIELD, M.D.
To the editor: A number of immune defects, predominantly those associated with T-cell immunity leading to increased susceptibility to opportunistic infections and increased incidence of Kaposi's sarcoma have been found in the blood of homosexual men with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (1-2). We report a study of monoclonal antibody-defined subpopulations of T cells and natural killer cells, and the proliferative response to mitogens in the peripheral and lymph nodes of a 26-year-old homosexual man with the syndrome who died of pneumocystis pneumonia.
Mononuclear cells from the heparinized peripheral blood were separated on Ficoll-Hypaque gradient. Lymph nodes were teased and cell
GUPTA S, LICORISH K, GARTHFIELD G. Lymphocytic Subsets in the Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:566–567. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-4-566_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(4):566-567.
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