Accession Number:

ADA000663

Title:

The Mechanism of Specific Desensitization by Microbe Allergens. Report I. Indices of Nonspecific Immunity in Bronchial Asthma and Change Under the Effect of Desensitization by Microbe Allergens

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB

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Report Date:

1974-10-24

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The authors studied certain indices of immunological reactivity in patients with infectious bronchial asthma ranging in age from 16 to 60 with duration of disease from 4 months to 20 years and more. The following conclusions were drawn In bronchial asthma patients, a certain reduction in the nonspecific resistance of the organisms was manifested by a reduction in blood serum complement titer, phagocytic activity of leukocytes and phagocytic index desensitization with microbe antigens led to a certain increase in the phagocytosis indicators and complement activity of the blood and a reduction in the lysozyme titer the nature of the immunologic process, after introduction of small doses of microbe antigens over a prolonged period of time, is analogous to that found in process of immunization.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE