Revista Cubana de Pediatría
On-line version ISSN 1561-3119
CHRISTIAN LOPEZ, Leticia de la Caridad et al. Ecografía Tímica de Niños con Infecciones Recurrentes. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 1999, vol.71, n.3, pp. 125-131. ISSN 1561-3119.
Thymic echographia has not been sistematically used in children with recurrent infections. Thats why a total of 283 children between 6 months and 8 years old who suffered from recurrent infections of the digestive system, the respiratory system, the skin, etc., and who were nutritionally evaluated as eutrophic, were studied. Serum IgG, IgA and IgM were quantitated. The presence or not of BCG trace was confirmed on physical examination. Patients were divided into 3 groups according to the size of the thymic area. No differences were found in the dimensions of both thymic lobules. 47.53 % of the cases had a thymic area lower than 700 mm2. A strong association between the levels of serum immunoglobulins and the size of the thymic silhouette was observed. This technique may be used in the initial investigation of the evaluation of immunocellular response.
Keywords : BCG VACCINE [immunol].