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).
The opinions expressed by authors contributing to this journal do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the authors' affiliated institutions. Use of trade names is for identification only and does not imply endorsement by any of the groups named above.