Arch Dis Child 60:829-831 doi:10.1136/adc.60.9.829
  • Research Article

Nasal interferon responses in leukaemia.


Nasal concentrations of leucocyte interferon measured immunoradiometrically were appreciably higher in children infected with influenza viruses than those infected with paramyxoviruses. Regardless of the infecting virus, leukaemic children produced normal amounts of interferon, but this appeared to have little effect on the duration of excretion of virus.