• 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)
Lim SD, Haw CR, Kim NI, Fusaro RM. Abnormalities of T-Cell Subsets in Behçet's Syndrome. Arch Dermatol. 1983;119(4):307-310. doi:10.1001/archderm.1983.01650280035012