Environmental immunogens and T-cell-mediated responses in fibromyalgia: evidence for immune dysregulation and determinants of granuloma formation.

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Thirty-nine patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) according to American College of Rheumatology criteria were studied for cell-mediated sensitivity to environmental chemicals. Lymphocytes were tested by standard [(3)H]thymidine incorporation in vitro for T cell memory to 11 chemical substances. Concanavalin A (Con A) was used to demonstrate T cell… (More)

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@article{Shanklin2000EnvironmentalIA, title={Environmental immunogens and T-cell-mediated responses in fibromyalgia: evidence for immune dysregulation and determinants of granuloma formation.}, author={Douglas R. Shanklin and Mark V. Stevens and Mary Francis Hall and David L. Smalley}, journal={Experimental and molecular pathology}, year={2000}, volume={69 2}, pages={102-18} }