Modulation of the counts and functions of neutrophils and monocytes under in vivo hyperthermia conditions.

The present work was designed to examine the effect of in vivo hyperthermia on the cell number and functions of polymorphonuclear leucocytes (PMN) and monocytes in human beings. Eight healthy volunteers were immersed into a waterbath (WI) (water temperature 39.5 degrees C) for 2 h, whereby their rectal temperature rose to 39.5 degrees C. On a later day they… CONTINUE READING