Immunodeficiency Associated with Ethanol Abuse

  • Thomas R. Jerrells
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 288)


Many study findings have suggested that ethanol (ETOH) abuse results in changes in the immune system. Susceptibility to infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, opportunistic infections, tumors, and autoimmune diseases are believed to be sequelae of these changes (1,2).


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Lymphocyte Function Sheep Erythrocyte Immature Thymocyte ETOH Ingestion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas R. Jerrells
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  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA

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