An in vitro study of lymphocytes in patients with atopic dermatitis


Dr P. A. García-Calderón, Inmunolab, Pau Claris, 162,1°, Barcelona-37, Spain.


The authors studied the T- and B-lymphocyte sub-populations, the stimulation of the lymphocytes with phytohaemagglutinin and pokeweed mitogen, the non-specific T suppressor activity and the amounts of serum IgE in a group of thirty-four patients with atopic dermatitis. Comparison with a group of 100 healthy controls revealed a diminution in the T sub-population, an increase in the B sub-population, no change in the response index to stimulation with phytohaemagglutinin or pokeweed mitogen, a diminished T-suppressor activity and an increase in the level of serum IgE.