Regulatory T cells are the most important determinant factor of hepatitis B infection prognosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{AalaeiAndabili2012RegulatoryTC,
  title={Regulatory T cells are the most important determinant factor of hepatitis B infection prognosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Seyed Hossein Aalaei-Andabili and Seyed Moayed Alavian},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 38},
  pages={5595-602}
}
INTRODUCTION Association of increased levels of CD4(+)CD25(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs) with impaired immune response and hepatitis B infection progression has been proposed. For determination of Tregs various effects among hepatitis B infected patients we performed a meta-analysis of the available literature. METHODS Current content, abstract books of congresses, and electronic databases were searched. Critical appraisal has been done. According to the result of heterogeneity tests (Q, I… CONTINUE READING

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