Elevated cytotoxicity in combat veterans with long-term post-traumatic stress disorder: preliminary observations.

@article{Laudenslager1998ElevatedCI,
  title={Elevated cytotoxicity in combat veterans with long-term post-traumatic stress disorder: preliminary observations.},
  author={Mark L Laudenslager and R Aasal and Lori Adler and Carole L. Berger and Phyllis Montgomery and Elvi Sandberg and Lars Wahlberg and Robert W. Wilkins and L M Zweig and Martin Reite},
  journal={Brain, behavior, and immunity},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={74-9}
}
Resting immune [WBC and differential cell counts lymphocyte phenotyping (CD2, CD4, CD8, CD16, CD20, and CD56), and NK activity] and endocrine (cortisol, prolactin, growth hormone, and DHEA-SO4) parameters were measured in 10 male, Vietnam combat veterans diagnosed with long-term post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 9 control Vietnam combat veterans without a PTSD diagnosis but with a comparable history of alcohol abuse. Subjects completed a battery of psychological questionnaires. We… CONTINUE READING
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