Reduced suppressor cell response to Mycobacterium leprae in lepromatous leprosy.

Abstract

We have previously shown that concanavalin A (ConA) induction of suppressor cell activity is impaired in patients with lepromatous leprosy (LL). In this study, we demonstrated that the proportion of cells bearing the Leu8 antigen (associated with suppressor-inducer cells) is low in LL patients and tends to normalize during the erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL… (More)

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