Role of T-Cell Lymphocyte Populations and Their Products as Mediators of Immune Depression in Thermal Burns

  • J. Demarinis
  • S. E. Briggs
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Helper T cells and suppressor T cells represent critical immunological subsets involved in resistance to bacteria in thermally injured patients [1–4]. Activated T cells secrete soluble mediators of immune reactions called lymphokines [5, 6]. Two lymphokines, interleukin 1 and interleukin 2, have been demonstrated to be of particular importance to host defense mechanisms against microbial invasion [7–10].


Thermal Injury Total Body Surface Area Immune Network Thermal Burn Immunological Monitoring 
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