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Eur J Pediatr. 1989 Nov;149(2):96-103.

The DiGeorge sequence. II. Immunologic findings in partial and complete forms of the disorder.

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Zentrum Kinderheilkunde und Humangenetik, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany.

Abstract

We present immunological in vitro data on a group of 16 patients with the DiGeorge sequence (DGS). Detailed tests gave evidence that the decrease in number and function of mature T-cells is closely correlated with phenotypic expression and represents a wide immunological spectrum ranging from normal function to severe combined immunodeficiency with B-cells. Careful immunological testing in DGS may help to plan therapeutic procedures (i.e. thymic factor therapy or bone marrow transplantation), may also have prognostic significance and help to gain insight into mechanisms operative in disturbances of T-cell regulation.

PMID:
2512165
DOI:
10.1007/bf01995856
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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