Thymus-dependent (T) lymphocyte deficiency in progressive systemic sclerosis.

Circulating thymus-dependent (T) lymphocytes were estimated in twenty-seven patients with progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and in forty-five normal controls using the property of T lymphocytes to form rosettes with sheep red blood cells. The patients with PSS were found to have a reduction of T lymphocytes which correlated with the extent of visceral… CONTINUE READING