We often talk about
our CD57 count. CD57 is also known as a NK (Natural Killer) cell.
The only references we usually see are to Stricker.
I found this:
"Other functional immune system compartments may play
an important role in Lyme disease. Natural killer (NK) cell
function was inhibited in patients with both early and
chronic Lyme disease but was normal in patients who were
in remission (54). In this study, it was noted that the
organisms themselves inhibited NK cell function. Such an
interference could allow the organism to escape an early,
nonspecific protective response." http://mmbr.asm.org/cgi/reprint/55/1/21