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Title: Effect of levamisole as an immunomodulating agent in trophoblastic lesions.
Authors: Khanna, A
Ojha, K N
Gupta, R M
Issue Date: 1-Jan-1993
Citation: Khanna A, Ojha KN, Gupta RM. Effect of levamisole as an immunomodulating agent in trophoblastic lesions. Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology. 1993 Jan; 36(1): 32-7
Abstract: Both cell mediated immunity and humoral immunity was assessed in 16 patients of hydatidiform mole and 6 patients of choriocarcinoma. Fifty percent patients of choriocarcinoma and 11 patients of vesicular mole were given levamisole (LVM) trial and were followed for 2 months. Absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) was significantly increased in vesicular mole after levamisole treatment but in choriocarcinoma no effect was obtained. Marked improvement of T cell rosette count was also seen in LVM treated patient of both vesicular mole (p < 0.001) and choriocarcinoma. Cutaneous DTH response to 2:4 DNCB in vesicular mole was also increased after LVM. Before treatment only 31.25% patients had strong cutaneous response but after treatment 53.35% patients had strong response, while cases of choriocarcinoma were unaffected. LVM also raised all the serum immunoglobulins (IgG, IgM, IgA) in both vesicular mole and choriocarcinoma. Hence, levamisole therapy was found to have a beneficial effect on both cellular and humoral immunity in the lesions of trophoblasts.
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