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what does it mean if cd8 suppressor t cells are low?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Weakness in defense: T cells help regulate the t cells and are the main reason people don't develop autoimmune diseases. T cells, if left unchecked, would attack the individual's own body .There are two main types of t cells, CD4 and cd8. Cd8 t cells are also known as killer t cells. Though this name sounds threatening, these are very important in preventing illness. These cd8 t cells kill kill infected and damaged c.
Answered on Mar 12, 2019
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