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SOURCE: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, November/December 1992;22(6):377-384.
Absolute numbers and percentages of CD4+ and CD8+ T-lymphocytes and CD4/CD8 ratios are vastly lower in the bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF) than in the peripheral blood of children with AIDS or pulmonary tuberculosis, a study shows.
M. Nowakowski of the State University of New York, Brooklyn, and colleagues note that pulmonary immunity has not been studied in children with AIDS or TB, even though the lungs of children with either disease are often severely affected.
Nowakowski et al. therefore determined the distributions of T (CD3(+), CD4+ and CD8+) and B …