Klinische Wochenschrift

, Volume 65, Issue 13, pp 625–626 | Cite as

“In vitro” improvement of defective monocyte chemotaxis in intravenous drug abusers after incubation with ascorbic acid

  • A. J. Lopez
  • D. G. Palomo
  • J. L. P. Castrillon
  • J. L. P. Arellano
Wissenschaftliche Kurzmitteilung


Intravenous drug abusers have a deficit of monocyte chemotaxis. “In vitro” ascorbic acid restores the impaired chemotaxis.

Key words

Monocyte Chemotaxis Ascorbic acid Intravenous drug abusers 



Chemotactic index


Endotoxin-activating serum


Intravenous drug abusers


Peripheral blood monocytes


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© Springer-Verlag 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Lopez
    • 1
  • D. G. Palomo
    • 1
  • J. L. P. Castrillon
    • 1
  • J. L. P. Arellano
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmento de Patologia General Hospital Clinico Universitario SalamancaSpain

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