Are microbial symptoms "self-inflicted"? The consequences of immunopathology

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Microbial infection creates a battlefield within the host between the microbe and innate and immune host defenses. The consequences of these defenses are often the signs and symptoms, sometimes life-threatening, which are characteristic of the microbial disease. This review discusses the mechanisms and examples of pathology induced by innate and immune host defenses to microbial infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-310
Number of pages5
JournalInfectious Diseases in Clinical Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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