PETER D. UTSINGER, M.D.
It has long been noted that lymphopenia may develop during certain viral infections, and it has recently been noted that the ratio of lymphocyte subpopulations may change during viral infections (1-5). Both increases and decreases in the absolute number and percentage of "T" lymphocytes and "B" lymphocytes have been found. However, in most studies the diagnosis of the viral infection is clinical, the measurement of the lymphocyte subpopulations is not done at any consistent time in reference to the onset of the viral infection, and the percentage of monocytes has not been measured.
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UTSINGER PD. Lymphocyte Changes in Viral Infections. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:82. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-1-82_1
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