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Identification of mononuclear cells in cell suspension from cutaneous infiltrates freed by a suction blister method

Ahokas T, Niemi KM, Halme H.
DOI: 10.2340/0001555562377381


Mononuclear cells were liberated from superficial skin inflammations by a suction blister method which yielded a sufficient number of cells for histochemical and immunocytochemical analysis. The cell population consisted mainly of T cells which were identified as sheep red blood cell rosettes. Very few B cells were found as rosettes with immunobeads. Macrophages and eosinophils were found in varying numbers and they were identified histochemically. The method is suitable for studying nontumorous skin infiltrates.


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