Mechanisms of pustule formation in cutaneous bacterial and viral infections: alterations of neutrophil membrane surface receptors

S. IMAIZUMI, K. IWATSUKI, M. YAMADA, H. TAGAMI

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Abstract

Changes in membrane surface receptors have been demonstrated by rosetting methods in polymorphonuclear leukocytes obtained from the pustules of different infectious dermatoses. There was a distinct difference in numbers of receptors in neutrophils from bacterial and viral pustules, i.e., C3b receptors were decreased on neutrophils from both bacterial and viral pustules, whereas IgG‐Fc receptors were decreased only in neutrophils from viral pustules. The difference appears to be due to variations in the defence mechanisms against the invading micro‐organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Volume110
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1984

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  • Dermatology

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