Development of impaired cell-mediated immunity in mild and moderate malnutrition.

  title={Development of impaired cell-mediated immunity in mild and moderate malnutrition.},
  author={David Neil McMurray and S A Loomis and L J Casazza and Henry Rey and Robson V Miranda},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={34 1},
The development of moderate malnutrition and cell-mediated immune function was studied in 71 Colombian infants from birth through 2 yr of age. Based upon weight-for-age criteria 31 remained normal, 33 were classified as grade I, and seven were grade II malnourished at the end of their 2nd yr of life. Delayed hypersensitivity reactions to purified protein derivative were significantly reduced in all malnourished children 8 wk after Bacille Calmette-Guerin vaccination at birth, and also at 2 yr… CONTINUE READING
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