The immune response in iron-deficient children: Impaired cellular defense mechanisms with altered humoral components.

@article{Macdougall1975TheIR,
  title={The immune response in iron-deficient children: Impaired cellular defense mechanisms with altered humoral components.},
  author={L G Macdougall and Ronald T. Anderson and G M McNab and Jacob Katz},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1975},
  volume={86 6},
  pages={
          833-43
        }
}
Humoral and cellular defense mechanisms were evaluated in 20 children with iron deficiency anemia and in seven with latent iron deficiency. Serum immunoglobulin concentrations, salivary IgA, and total hemolytic complement were within normal range; C'3 concentration was increased. Tests of lymphocyte function showed impaired delayed hypersensitivity skin responses in vivo and decreased in vitro H-3-thymidine incorporation following stimulation with phytohemagglutinin and candida antigen. Tests… CONTINUE READING

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