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BACKGROUND The prevalence of chronic rhinitis is increasing rapidly; its pathogenesis is to be further understood; immune inflammation is one of the possible causative factors. Antigen specific CD8+ T cells play a critical role in the induction of chronic inflammation. AIMS This study aimed to investigate the role of antigen specific CD8+ T cells in the(More)
The pathogenesis of allergic diseases is to be further understood. Recent studies indicate that B cells are involved in the immune regulation. The present study aimed to investigate the role of B cells in the initiation of skewed T helper (Th)2 polarization. The surgically removed nasal mucosal specimens from 24 patients with allergic rhinitis (AR) and 22(More)
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