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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Impact Of Cystic Fibrosis On The Immunologic Profile Of Pediatric Patients
Author: Bernardi D.M.
Ribeiro A.F.
Mazzola T.N.
Vilela M.M.S.
Sgarbieri V.C.
Abstract: Objective: To compare the immunologic state of 44 pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) with a control group consisting of 16 healthy individuals. Methods: CF patients aged 3 to 12 years with moderate to good clinical score were selected for the study. Erythrocytic glutathione, production of reactive oxygen species, cytokines (TNF-α, IFN-γ, IL-8, IL-6, IL-10) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells cultures under spontaneous and BCG- or PHA-stimulated conditions, serum concentrations of TGF-β2, IgA, IgG, IgM, IgE, and salivary IgA were evaluated. Results: The spontaneous production of TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-10, the PHA-stimulated production of IL-6, and the serum TGF-β2, IgA, and IgG were increased in samples from CF patients. Healthy subjects had a higher production of TNF-α in response to BCG. Conclusion: Although CF patients appeared clinically stable, the results of their peripheral blood examinations demonstrated an impact on the immune system. Copyright © 2013 Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria. Published by Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jped.2013.02.007
Date Issue: 2013
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