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Percept Mot Skills. 2001 Oct;93(2):329-32.

Cell-mediated immune hypersensitivity is stronger in the left side of the body than the right in healthy young subjects.

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Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.


More frequent appearance of herpes zoster infection on the left side of the body has been noted. In women, breast cancer occurs more frequently on the left side. It has been suggested that the left neocortex is involved in neuroimmunomodulation via the dopaminergic system. In this study, our purpose was to investigate the possible difference in cell-mediated hypersensitivity between right and left body sides using the tuberculin test with 22 male and 36 female healthy high school students. In the present study, the cell-mediated hypersensitivity was higher in the left side of the body than the right. This difference was slightly more apparent in the girls and may be related to brain asymmetry in neuroimmunomodulation.

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