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[Influence of occupational lead exposure on the concentration of immunoglobins and immune cellular functions in humans].

Authors
  • Castillo Méndez, A
  • Rodríguez Díaz, T
  • León Lobeck, A
  • Gravalosa Cruz, A J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista alergia México
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1991
Volume
38
Issue
2
Pages
69–72
Identifiers
PMID: 1754824
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The evaluation of immunological conditions of 14 workers occupationally exposed to lead, and the comparison of these results with those of a non-exposed control group, with similar age and sex, were the aims of this study. It was determined the mean values of lead in blood. In exposed workers it was 46.9 micrograms/dl; while in the control group it was 10.9 micrograms/dl. Levels of immunoglobulin decreasing while increasing lead concentration in blood were found in those exposed. It was also found a significant lessening in the formation of rosette in relation to the control group.

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