Aug 1, 1977

Effect of bleomycin on peripheral lymphocytes

Acta Radiologica: Therapy, Physics, Biology
H BlomgrenI Näslund

Abstract

Five patients with carcinoma of the penis receiving radiation therapy and injections of Bleomycin were examined to determine whether Bleomycin affects the peripheral pool of lymphoid cells. Total lymphocyte counts were not decreased, but transient reduction of the frequency of thymus-dependent cells occurred in 3 patients. The responses of the lymphocytes to phytomitogens and PPD were temporarily decreased these 3 patients. In 2 subjects the phytomitogen reactivity of the lymphocytes was improved after treatment.

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Lymphocytes as Percentage of Blood Leukocytes (Lab Test)
Neoplasm of Uncertain or Unknown Behavior of Thymus
Lymphoid Cells
Disease of Thymus Gland
Phytomitogens
Differential White Blood Cell Count Procedure
Bleomycin
Penis Carcinoma
Thymic Tissue
Lymphocyte Activation

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