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Delayed hypersensitivity testing for the prediction of postoperative complications.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7082963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One hundred and sixty-six patients undergoing elective major laparotomy were skin tested preoperatively with four common recall antigens in an attempt to correlate preoperative cell-mediated immune status with postoperative septic complications. Nineteen patients were anergic, 22 relatively anergic and the remaining 125 reacted to two or more of the antigens and were regarded as normally reactive. No significant differences in morbidity or mortality were found between patients who had depressed delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity reactions and those who reacted normally. We conclude that identification of those patients with depressed cell-mediated immunity preoperatively does not help in predicting postoperative problems.
Authors:
J R Ausobsky; P Bean; J Proctor; A V Pollock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of surgery     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0007-1323     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Surg     Publication Date:  1982 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-08-14     Completed Date:  1982-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372553     Medline TA:  Br J Surg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  346-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Digestive System Surgical Procedures
Female
Humans
Hypersensitivity, Delayed*
Immunity, Cellular
Laparotomy
Male
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications* / etiology,  mortality
Surgical Wound Infection / etiology,  immunology

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