Chronic caregiving stress alters peripheral blood immune parameters: the role of age and severity of stress.

@article{Pariante1997ChronicCS,
  title={Chronic caregiving stress alters peripheral blood immune parameters: the role of age and severity of stress.},
  author={Carmine M Pariante and Bernardo Carpiniello and M Germana Orr{\`u} and R. Palmerini Sitzia and Alessandra Tedde Piras and Anna Maria Giulia Farci and G Sergio Del Giacco and Giovanna Piludu and Andrew H. Miller},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={1997},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          199-207
        }
}
BACKGROUND To examine the impact of chronic psychological stress on the immune system, a series of cellular and humoral immunological parameters was compared in 18 female caregivers of handicapped people and 18 age- and sexmatched controls. METHODS The immunological parameters included assessment of T cell number (T cells, T helper, and T suppressor/cytotoxic) and function (delayed-type cutaneous hypersensitivity), antibody titers for latent herpesviruses (cytomegalovirus and herpes simplex… CONTINUE READING
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