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Title: Cell mediated and humoral immune responses in oral submucous fibrosis
Authors: Rajendran, R.
Sugathan, C.
Remani, P.
Ankathil, R.
Vijayakumar, T.
Keywords: Cell mediated; humoral immune responses; oral submucous fibrosis
Issue Date: 1986
Publisher: American Cancer Society
Citation: Cancer; 58: 2628-2631
Abstract: Cell-mediated and humoral immune responses were assessed in 50 patients with oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) and the results were compared with those of 50 patients with oral-leukoplakia, 50 oral cancer patients, and 50 normal healthy adult controls. The number of high-affinity rosette-forming cells (HARFC) was found to be significantly decreased in OSMF and oral cancer, whereas the number of total rosette¬-forming cells (TRFC) remained unaltered. Levels of serum IgA, IgD, and IgE were found to be elevated both in OSMF and oral cancer. Immunologic derangements were found to be more pronounced in oral cancer than in OSMF. The enumeration of HARFC along with the estimation of serum levels of IgA, IgD, and IgE indicates that OSMF can be an intermediary stage in the malignant transformation of a normal cell, and that these parameters may serve as markers for the early detection of oral cancer.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14253
ISSN: 1097-0142
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