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April 1983

Abnormalities of T-Cell Subsets in Behçet's Syndrome

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea (Drs Lim, Haw, and Kim); and the Department of Dermatology, Creighton University School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (Dr Fusaro), Omaha.

Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(4):307-310. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650280035012
Abstract

• T cells and T-cell subsets were determined in the peripheral blood of 12 patients with Behçet's syndrome and 30 normal healthy control subjects. When compared with the control group, the mean percentage of T cells for the group with Behçet's syndrome was significantly decreased (73% v 61%). The mean percentage of Tμ (helper) cells for the group with Behçet's syndrome (26%) was also significantly decreased from the mean value of the control group (42%). There was a concomitant significant increase of Tλ (suppressor) cells of the group with Behçet's syndrome (19%) over the mean value of the control group (10%). These results clearly indicated that there were alterations of T cells and T-cell subsets in this disease.

(Arch Dermatol 1983;119:307-310)

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