The effect of anaesthesia and total hip replacement on the phytohaemagglutinin and concanavalin A responses of lymphocytes.

  • Maarit Salo
  • Published 1977 in Annales chirurgiae et gynaecologiae


Cell-mediated immunity as a part of the immune host defence mechanisms was studied in 12 patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery. The combined anaesthesia used did not lower the phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) and concanavalin A (Con A) responses of lymphocytes in whole blood culture during the first hour of anaesthesia before the beginning of surgery… (More)


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