The distribution of thymus-dependent lymphocytes (T cells) and bone-marrow-derived lymphocytes (B cells) was studied in 74 patients with Hodgkin’s disease and 33 normal controls. A T cell deficit was found in untreated patients as well as in long-term survivors in remission. Therapy slightly enhanced the T cell depletion in Hodgkin’s disease patients. Concomitant with this finding was a slight increase of B cells.
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