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Bone marrow colony-stimulating activity of sera in infectious mononucleosis.


Metcalf, D; Wahren, B
1968-07-13
British medical journal
Journal Article
3
5610
99-101
From 44 to 100% of sera from patients with infectious mononucleosis exhibited the capacity to stimulate colony formation in vitro by mouse bone marrow cells. The proportion of sera with colony-stimulating activity was highest in patients with a short fever period and developing low Paul-Bunnell titres. Patients with a more severe course of the disease generally displayed no, or only weak, colony-stimulating activity in their sera, and also had higher Paul-Bunnell titres. The level of serum colony-stimulating activity tended to fall in the convalescent stages of the disease.
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