Distinctive increases in HLA-DR+ and CD8+57+ lymphocyte subsets in Wegener's granulomatosis.

Lymphocyte subset abnormalities have been observed in a series of patients diagnosed with Wegener's granulomatosis (WG). Fifteen patients with WG were evaluated for lymphocyte subset abnormalities by two-color immunofluorescence flow cytometry. The WG group showed a decrease in CD4+ cells and an extraordinary increase in HLA-DR+ cells. The average… (More)