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April 1982

Identification of T Cells in Parapsoriasis Infiltrates: Use of an Anti-human T-Cell Serum and the Immunoperoxidase Technique

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Dermatology (Drs McMillan and Everett and Ms Wasik) and Pathology (Drs McMillan and Everett and Mr Martin), Health Sciences Center, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.

Arch Dermatol. 1982;118(4):238-240. doi:10.1001/archderm.1982.01650160028016

• "Parapsoriasis" is a term used to include a heterogeneous group of conditions, one variant of which, at least, eventuates in mycosis fungoides in a substantial percentage of cases. The T-cell origin of mycosis fungoides is well established. The lack of similar information on lymphoid cell types in parapsoriasis prompted an immunoperoxidase study using a specific antihuman T-cell serum in a group of seven patients with parapsoriasis. Our findings demonstrated a preponderantly T-cell infiltrate in the categories of parapsoriasis examined.

(Arch Dermatol 1982;118:238-240)

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