This study evaluated the phagocytic and bactericidal activities of peripheral blood leukocytes from Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb survivors for Staphylococcus aureus. The data were analyzed by multiple linear regression for age, sex, radiation exposure, city of exposure, and neutrophil counts. No significant radiation effect was observed for either blood phagocytic or bactericidal activities. The only significant variable for these functions was the neutrophil count.
Phagocytic and Bactericidal Activities of Leukocytes in Whole Blood from Atomic Bomb Survivors
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Sumiko Sasagawa, Yasuhiko Yoshimoto, Emiko Toyota, Shotaro Neriishi, Michio Yamakido, Miyo Matsuo, Yutaka Hosoda, Stuart C. Finch; Phagocytic and Bactericidal Activities of Leukocytes in Whole Blood from Atomic Bomb Survivors. Radiat Res 1 October 1990; 124 (1): 103–106. doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/3577702
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