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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


CASTELLANOS PUERTO, Edelis et al. Evaluation of the immune cellular response of immunodepressed patients treated with immunostimulants, vitamin supplements and olygoelements. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2007, vol.36, n.4. ISSN 0138-6557.

An analysis was made to show the importance of the combination of the specific treatment with the nutritional supplement therapy in the specific case of immunodeficiencies. A prospective and descriptive study of 40 cellular immunodeficient patients with deficiency in the phagocytosis mechanism was conducted. Their clinical evolution after treatment was assessed. The patients were monitored with the spontaneous and active rosette test and with the opsonophagocytic index before and after treatment, which lasted between 3 and 5 months. The treatment consisted in the administration of an immunostimulant (levamisol, transference factor and immunoferon), vitamin supplements and olygoelements. The paired t test was performed for the statistical processing, where a significant difference between the measurements before and after the treatment was observed in the studied sample. Immunity increased in all patients, which allowed them to have a good response to infection.

Keywords : Immunodeficiencies; macronutrients; micronutrients; olygoelements; vitamins.

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