Effect of vitamin A on immunological status of patients with chronic pneumonia

Pletsitnyi K.D., Vasina S.V., Davydova T.V., Shilin'sh V.G., Iudin M.Ia.
PubMed Id: 7179828
Year: 1982  Volume: 28  Issue: 5  Pages: 119-122
Effect of vitamin A on some patterns of specific and unspecific immunity was studied in patients with chronic pneumonia. The vitamin was administered into the patients during 7 days at a daily dose of 500,000 IU. Administration of vitamin A was found to stimulate several immunological patterns: content of T- and B lymphocytes in peripheral circulation as well as IgG and IgM blood serum were increased. After the vitamin A treatment the cellular immunity was also stimulated, involving the activation of lymphocyte blast transformation with PHA and the increase in exhibition of skin reaction towards PHA. In response to vitamin A administration activation was observed of unspecific bactericidal, and complement activities in blood serum as well as of the myeloperoxidase activity in leukocytes of peripheral circulation. Administration of vitamin A into the control patients within a week at a daily dose of 10,000 IU did not alter the immunological patterns studied.
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Pletsitnyi, K. D., Vasina, S. V., Davydova, T. V., Shilin'sh, V. G., Iudin, M. Ia. (1982). Effect of vitamin A on immunological status of patients with chronic pneumonia. Voprosy Meditsinskoi Khimii, 28(5), 119-122.
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