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Delayed-type Hypersensitivity in Premature Neonatal Humans

Naturevolume 187pages11301131 (1960) | Download Citation

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IT has been shown1 that guinea pig embryos could be induced to develop the delayed-type of hypersensitivity1. The possibility that the premature new-born human could be similarly sensitized was therefore investigated. Successful sensitization of new-born humans to poison ivy has been reported2.

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    Uhr, J. W., Nature, 187, 957 (1960).

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    Straus, H. W., J. Allergy, 2, 137 (1931).

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    Allen, A. C., in “The Skin”, 204 (C. V. Mosby Co., St. Louis, 1954).

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    Dancis, J., Osborn, J. J., and Kunz, H. W., Pediatrics, 12, 151 (1953).

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  1. New York University School of Medicine, and Bellevue Hospital, New York

    • JONATHAN W. UHR
    • , JOSEPH DANCIS
    •  & CHARLOTTE GRANTZ NEUMANN

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