Normal Delayed-Type Skin Reactions in Early Stages of Acquired Cellular Immunodeficiency

Frederick P. Siegal

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To the Editor: The subtlety and diversity of “cellular immunity” have been considerably illuminated by clinical observations of the acquired immunodeficiency in homosexual men, described in the December 10 issue.1 2 3 I have closely followed a number of patients from a relatively early point in the course of the disease. Initially, I was surprised to find several in whom recall delayed-type dermal hypersensitivity was maintained despite the presence of opportunistic infections. One had disseminated cryptococcosis and ulcerative herpes simplex infection, another had disseminated cytomegalovirus infection, and a third had chronic adenoviruria (serotype 11). All these men have died; during follow-up before.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)184
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 15 Jul 1982


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