[Effect of the microclimate of salt mines on T- and B-lymphocyte function in bronchial asthma patients]

Vrach Delo. 1989 Mar;(3):57-9.
[Article in Russian]


A study of 55 patients with bronchial asthma revealed a reduction of the relative number of T-lymphocytes and their IgA content. The changes were most pronounced in patients during the phase of unstable remission of the disease. Disorders of the T- and B-system of lymphocytes were associated with an increased number of cortisol-resistant lymphocytes. After a course of speleotherapy one could observe an increase of the number of T-lymphocytes and their functional activity, normalization of the number of B-lymphocytes, increase of the level of IgA, reduction of the IgM content and of the relative content of cortisol-resistant lymphocytes fraction.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Asthma / immunology
  • Asthma / rehabilitation*
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology*
  • Climate*
  • Humans
  • Leukocyte Count
  • Microclimate*
  • Mining*
  • Physical Therapy Modalities*
  • Salts*
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology*
  • Ukraine


  • Salts