Characterisation of the local inflammatory response in appendicitis.

  title={Characterisation of the local inflammatory response in appendicitis.},
  author={Masayuki Tsuji and Prem Puri and Denis J. Reen},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  volume={16 1},
In this study we have characterised the local inflammatory response in acute suppurative appendicitis (S), focal appendicitis (F), and normal appendices (C). Enumeration of lymphocyte subpopulations, cells expressing IL-2 receptor, natural killer (NK) cells, monocytes and plasma cell isotypes and subclasses infiltrating the lamina propria was carried out on all specimens using immunoperoxidase staining procedures. Total T cells were significantly increased in both acute suppurative appendicitis… CONTINUE READING


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