CIRCULATING T-CELL SUBSETS AND IMMUNOGLOBULDIS LEVEL IN PATIENTS WITH PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS
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7'- lymphocyte subpopuiation (13. T4 and 78) and serum immunoglobulins (Ig G. IgA. and 12 Al) were estimated in blood of (20) patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis (group I-a), (20) patients With inactive pulmonary tuberculosis (group I-b) and (10) healthy persons (group II). All subjects were assessed clinically, radiologically. bacteriologically and by tuberculin testing. Active whprculosis (group I-a) was associated with significant increase in Ig G and Ig M levels, insignybant increase in 1g A leveL highly signifcartt decrease of absolute total lymphocytes. insignificant decrease of T 3%. highly signitcant decrease of absolute 73. highly signif cant decrease of T4% and absolute T4. highly signifcartt increase of 78 and highly signifcant decrease of T4 /75 ratio. Patients with inactWe pulmonary tuberculosis (group l-b) showed near normal values of serum irnmunoglobulins (12 G, M and A), 73, T4,7'8 and T4/T8 ratio.