Increased polymorphonuclear leucocyte rigidity in HIV infected individuals.

@article{Tufail2000IncreasedPL,
  title={Increased polymorphonuclear leucocyte rigidity in HIV infected individuals.},
  author={Adnan Tufail and Gary Holland and Timothy C. G. Fisher and William G. Cumberland and Herbert J. Meiselman},
  journal={The British journal of ophthalmology},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 7},
  pages={727-31}
}
AIM Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection were evaluated for evidence of abnormal polymorphonuclear leucocyte (PMN) rigidity, which can alter capillary blood flow. METHODS The transit time of individual PMN through 8 microm pores in a cell transit analyser was used as a measure of cell rigidity. PMN transit time was compared between HIV infected individuals (n=45) with and without CMV retinitis and HIV negative controls (n=17). RESULTS Transit times were longer for… CONTINUE READING

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