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An immunohistological study of spontaneous regression of condylomata acuminata.
  1. P E Bishop,
  2. A McMillan,
  3. S Fletcher
  1. Department of Medicine, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, UK.


    An immunohistological study of four men whose perianal warts were undergoing spontaneous regression was undertaken, and the results compared with those obtained from non-regressing condylomata from six men. CD4+ and CD8+ cells were noted in the stroma of each wart, but there was no clear difference in the density of the infiltrate between regressing and non-regressing warts. Natural killer cells (CD16+ and CD57+) were only noted in the stroma and epidermis of regressing warts. Possible immunological mechanisms of regression of condylomata acuminata are discussed.

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