An immunological study was performed in a 16-year-old boy affected with Papillon-Lefevre syndrome (PLS) and recurrent staphylococcal cutaneous infections. A defect of neutrophil intracellular killing of Staphylococcus aureus and a decreased lymphocyte proliferative response to phytohaemagglutinin were detected. The possible role of these alterations in promoting recurrent infections in PLS is discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
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