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Lymphopenia in heavy drinkers--reversibility and relation to the duration of drinking episodes.
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PMID:  2248759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventy-four addictive alcoholic subjects were investigated shortly after a period of excessive drinking and were compared with 18 alcoholic subjects who had not been drinking for at least six months. No difference was observed in total white cell count or number of circulating granulocytes. Lymphocyte count was significantly lower in alcoholics whose last alcoholic bout had been three months or more, but after 30 days of abstinence the difference had disappeared. The depressed lymphocyte count did not correlate with other components of the drinking pattern. These results show that lymphopenia in alcoholics is a time-dependent and reversible event.
H Tønnesen; J R Andersen; A E Pedersen; A H Kaiser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0785-3890     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Med.     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-16     Completed Date:  1991-01-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8906388     Medline TA:  Ann Med     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Alcohol Research Center, Forchhammersvej, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / blood,  complications*
Leukocyte Count
Lymphopenia / etiology*
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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