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Functional activity of blood lymphocytes and neutrophils in persistent bovine papillomatosis

PAULIK S, MOJZISOVA J, SVRCEK S, BENISEK Z, ONDREJKA R, LESNIK F
Veterinarni Medicina 45, 2000, 177-179

The functional activity of blood lymphocytes and neutrophils in bulls with persistent cutaneous papillomatosis was evaluated. During clinical manifestation of papillomatosis, a blastogenic response of lymphocytes to T-cell mitogens significantly decreased. In the regression period of papillomas gradual elevation of lymphocytic activity was found out and, at the end of evaluation it was comparable with activity of lymphocytes in control animals. The phagocytic activity of neutrophils in affected animals was not significantly altered in comparison with that in control animals. We demonstrated similar findings by evaluation of leukocyte, neutrophil and lymphocyte counts


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