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Natural Killer cell counts are not different between patients with post-Lyme disease syndrome and controls – Source: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, Jun 10, 2009

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By Adriana Marques, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • June 22, 2009

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It has been reported that patients with "chronic Lyme disease" have decreased number of natural killer cells, as defined by the CD57 marker.

We performed immunophenotyping in 9 individuals with post-Lyme disease syndrome, 12 who recovered from Lyme disease and 9 healthy volunteers.

The number of natural killer cells was not significantly different between the groups.

Source: Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, Jun 10, 2009. PMID: 19515868, by Marques A, Brown MR, Fleisher TA. Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD; Immunology Service, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center, NIH, Bethesda, MD. [E-mail: amarques@niaid.nih.gov]



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