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What does having low nk cells indicate?

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Dr. Loren Lewis
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In brief: Abnormal immune syst

Nk cells are a type of lymphocyte, or white blood cell, that functions to fight off virally infected cells and cancer cells.
Deficiency in these might allow tumors/cancers to develop more easily and might lead to much more difficulty in fighting off certain viral infections. There is a good review article on wikepedia. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/natural_killer_cell. Search on "uptodate".

In brief: Abnormal immune syst

Nk cells are a type of lymphocyte, or white blood cell, that functions to fight off virally infected cells and cancer cells.
Deficiency in these might allow tumors/cancers to develop more easily and might lead to much more difficulty in fighting off certain viral infections. There is a good review article on wikepedia. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/natural_killer_cell. Search on "uptodate".
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