Immunologic abnormalities in patients receiving multiple blood transfusions.

  title={Immunologic abnormalities in patients receiving multiple blood transfusions.},
  author={Pedro Gasc{\'o}n and Nicholas C. Zoumbos and Neal S. Young},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  volume={100 2},
Concern for the potential risk of the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome among blood cell recipients led us to measure immunologic functions in patients who had received multiple transfusions. Abnormalities of two immunologic tests, natural killer cell function and helper/suppressor (T4/T8) lymphocyte subpopulation ratio, have characterized patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and are prevalent in populations at risk for this syndrome. Natural killer cell function was severely… CONTINUE READING
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