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Lymphocyte subpopulations in patients with acne vulgaris.

PMID: 6223653  

T- and B-lymphocyte subpopulations were measured in the peripheral blood of patients with varying severity of acne and in acne-free control subjects. Increased severity of acne correlated with an increased number of T lymphocytes, helper T cells and B cells, while the number of suppressor T cells remained normal and did not alter significantly. This evidence suggests that there is no lack of regulation of the immune response in acne patients.

Holland DB,  Gowland G,  Cunliffe WJ

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