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A defective type 1 response to rhinovirus in atopic asthma
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    Are type 1 and type 2 reponses really reciprocal?

    Dear Editor

    I read with interest the paper by Papadopoulos et al. describing the balance between type 1 and type 2 responses by CD4 and CD8 T lymphocytes in atopic asthmatics and normal subjects stimulated by rhinovirus. They state that their data is consistent with ‘reciprocal regulation of type 1 and type 2 responses’. Their figure demonstrates that in both normals and atopic asthmatics interferon gamma and in...

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