VALUTAZIONE DELLA RISPOSTA DI IPERSENSIBILITA RITARDATA MEDIANTE MULTITEST-IMC. STUDIO MULTICENTRICO PER LA DEFINIZIONE DI VALORI DI RIFERIMENTO IN UNA POPOLAZIONE CAMPIONE

Translated title of the contribution: Multitest assessment of delayed hypersensitivity response. A polycentric study for the definition of reference values in a sample population

R. Dionigi, E. Berti Riboli, S. Bertoglio, A. P. Bonoldi, M. Braga, L. S. Brandi, R. Coccaglio, G. R. Corazza, W. Craus, M. Cristallo

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Abstract

The latest investigations in the field of clinical immunology have proposed ways of assessing immunological efficiency that have also been used to identify patients most susceptible to infectious complications. The assessment of delayed hypersensitivity response (DHR) using anamnestic antigens is currently the most common method. The results of a polycentric study are presented. The study was conducted on a group of healthy subjects from various Italian regions divided into three age classes. Positive responses to the MT were noted in 96.4% of the population studied. The incidence of anergy was statistically higher among females than males, while the mean response to the MT expressed in millimetres was statistically higher in males. Though 7 antigens were administered, the responsive population reacted on average to 3. The highest incidence of positive responses was to Candida, with Trichophyton responsible for the fewest.

Translated title of the contributionMultitest assessment of delayed hypersensitivity response. A polycentric study for the definition of reference values in a sample population
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)721-731
Number of pages11
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume78
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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