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 contribution||Multitest assessment of delayed hypersensitivity response. A polycentric study for the definition of reference values in a sample population|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1987|
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