Blood, bone marrow and splenic lymphocyte subset profiles in Indian visceral leishmaniasis.


We examined the lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood, bone marrow and spleen of 11 patients with acute visceral leishmaniasis (VL) and 9 with chronic VL before and after 8 weeks of antileishmanial therapy. On admission, the CD4 cell count was depressed in the peripheral blood of acute and chronic VL cases as compared to the value in 10 normal control… (More)