Cellular immune competence and diarrheal morbidity in malnourished Bangladeshi children: a prospective field study.

@article{Koster1987CellularIC,
  title={Cellular immune competence and diarrheal morbidity in malnourished Bangladeshi children: a prospective field study.},
  author={Frederick T. Koster and Debra L. Palmer and Jyostnamoy Chakraborty and Timothy Jackson and G C Curlin},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1987},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={115-20}
}
A year-long prospective study of 152 Bangladeshi children with mild to moderate protein-calorie malnutrition related nutritional status and cellular immune defects to morbidity due to diarrheal, respiratory, and febrile diseases. In children older than 36 mo, wasting correlated with skin test anergy to three recall antigens and with inability to initiate hypersensitivity to dinitrochlorobenzene. In this older age group, anergy was associated with a 58% increased attack rate and an 83% increased… CONTINUE READING