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[Indicators of systemic and local immunity in patients with spinal tuberculosis].

Authors
  • Tikhodeev, S A
  • Shenderova, R I
  • Oleĭnik, V V
  • Iakunova, O A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Problemy tuberkuleza
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Issue
3
Pages
2–3
Identifiers
PMID: 7984583
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The examination of 33 patients with tuberculous spondylitis and its sequelae revealed inhibition of T-cell immunity in 40% of the examinees, antituberculous antibodies in the blood of 73% of patients. An enzyme immunoassay detected antituberculous antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid of 70% seropositive sufferers with spinal tuberculosis. Positive results of this test serve a direct indication to spinal decompression and intensive pre- and postoperative antituberculosis treatment.

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