Article Text

PDF

Abnormal lymphocyte function is secondary to drug-induced autoimmunity.
  1. S Pugh,
  2. B Pelton,
  3. E B Raftery,
  4. A M Denman

    Abstract

    Abnormal lymphocyte function has been frequently reported in patients with connective tissue diseases but its significance has been uncertain. Sequential studies of lymphocyte function were carried out in patients receiving the beta-adrenergic blocking drug practolol (Eraldin) both before and during the development of autoimmune complications. No evidence was obtained that abnormal lymphocyte function presaged the onset of autoimmunity, and when these tests did show deficient responses these could be correlated with disease activity in general.

    Statistics from Altmetric.com

    Request permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.