Author(s): Pecher SA, Croce J
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Abstract We've studied the immunological performed of twenty two natives Tikunas suffering from tertiary pinta. Among those, patients had been treated previously (two years earlier) which 2,400,000 IU of G benzathine penicillin, and twelve had no treatment. Both groups demonstrated an increment in the IgM synthesis (72.72\%), IgG (50\%), indicating the presence of strong antigenic stimuli. The great majority presenting a negative response revealed also a reduction in the cellular immune competence to at least two of the tests performed (92.3\%), when were realized the PPD, DNCB and skin grafts tests.
This article was published in Med Cutan Ibero Lat Am
and referenced in Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research