Decrease of CD4+ T-lymphocytes in children exposed to environmental lead


The effects of environmental lead on the immune system of young children were assessed by determining the peripheral blood lymphocytes CD3+, CD4+, CD8+, B(CD19+) counts, and natural killer (CD16+ CD56+) cells in 35 preschool children whose mean blood lead level was 140.6 μg/L. The results were compared to an age- and sex-matched control group with a mean… (More)
DOI: 10.1385/BTER:105:1-3:019


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