Accession Number : ADA112491

Title :   Some Immunobiological Changes in Recruit Personnel during the Early Phase of Recruit Training.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Edwards,Earl A ; Rahe,R H

PDF Url : ADA112491

Report Date : 01 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Lymphocyte transformation and response to skin test antigens in Navy recruits were studied during the first 15 days of training to determine if there were significant changes in immune competence which could account for the high prevalence of ARD. Decreased response to skin test antigens at 24 hours was noted during the first 5 days. This response was normal from Day 9-15. In contrast, lymphocyte transformation was normal during the first 5 days but decreased significantly as illness scores increased. This documented decrease in immune response may be due to the stress factors involved in the transition from a civilian to a military environment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Immunology, *Lymphocytes, *Immunity, Recruits, Naval personnel, Naval training, Infectious diseases, Skin tests, Antigens, Response(Biology), Reduction

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE