PAPERS – abstract
immune index level in high-performance athletes volleyball players
an annual cycle
Medicine Department Timisoara
practicing, due to the special conditions under which it occurs,
needs an immune system which could assure a perfect health status.
The immune system has two components: the innate immune system (IIS)
and the adaptive immune system (AIS). The number of lymphocytes per
(normal = 2500 – 3500) may represent a useful marker for the
diagnosis of the protein-calorie malnutrition.
in hematology recommend the calculation of the leukocytes/lymphocytes
coefficient (threshold value = 0.35).
total lymphocyte number may represent a marker of malnutrition only
if we exclude an infection, a disease associated with the depression
of the immune system (but the high-performance sports do not depress
the immune system?) or a hematological disease; stress and
corticotherapy, often used by athletes, may also induce
immunodepression! It has followed the evolution of the coefficient
leukocytes/leukocytes in various steps of our study carried out
during a sportive year, upon the volleyball players from the team
in the absence of other specific tests, the supervision of this
coefficient could be used in the medical-sportive control of
volleyball players, participants in internal or international
competitions, with a guiding marker of the immune reactivity compared
to the stress induced by the sportive effort.
system, leukocytes/lymphocytes coefficient, athletes.