volume 67, issue 2, P263-268 1998
DOI: 10.5025/hansen.67.263
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Abstract: Leprosy is a dynamic disease model in which distinct Mycobacterium leprae responsive T cell subsets play an important role in host defense and control clinical and immunological spectrum. Thl cells are associated with tuberculoid leprosy patients that have strong M leprac-specific CMI DTH responses. Th2 cells are expressed in lepromatous leprosy patients that are characterized by strong humoral immune responses and lack of T cell responses. Recently cytokines are thought to play immunoregulatory role in both t…

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