Early phenotypic activation of circulating helper memory T cells in scleroderma: correlation with disease activity.

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OBJECTIVES The differential expression of several accessory/activation molecules (CD26, CD29, CD45RA, CD25, MLR4, HLA-DR) on peripheral blood CD4+ and CD8+ T lymphocytes in patients with scleroderma was compared with that in controls and patients with other connective systemic diseases to look for evidence of the involvement of T cells in the disease… (More)

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