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Volume 9, Number 3—March 2003

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Early and Definitive Diagnosis of Toxic Shock Syndrome by Detection of Marked Expansion of T-Cell-Receptor Vβ2-Positive T Cells

Yoshio Matsuda*Comments to Author , Hidehito Kato*, Ritsuko Yamada*, Hiroya Okano*, Hiroaki Ohta*, Ken’ichi Imanishi*, Ken Kikuchi*, Kyouichi Totsuka*, and Takehiko Uchiyama*
Author affiliations: *Tokyo Women’s Medical University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

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Results of T-cell–receptor Vβ2 positive T cells in two women with Toxic Shock Syndrome. The percentages of Vβ2+ CD4+ cells (left panel) and Vβ2 positive CD8 positive T cells (left panel) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were determined after admission. Patient 1 (open circles) and patient 2 (open squares) refer to the same cases as in the text and Table ; ● represents mean±standard deviation in healthy adults (four men and three women).

Figure. Results of T-cell–receptor Vβ2 positive T cells in two women with Toxic Shock Syndrome. The percentages of Vβ2+ CD4+ cells (left panel) and Vβ2 positive CD8 positive T cells (left panel) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were determined after admission. Patient 1 (open circles) and patient 2 (open squares) refer to the same cases as in the text and Table ; ● represents mean±standard deviation in healthy adults (four men and three women).

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