Leukocyte migration inhibition factor production in marasmic infants.

Production of leukocyte migration inhibition factor was measured in vitro with purified protein derivative and phytohemagglutinin in 14 marasmic infants 6 to 18 months of age. Twenty-seven well-nourished infants served as controls. All the children had received BCG vaccine in the neonatal period. Tuberculin reaction was positive in four of 14 of the… (More)