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Infection and immunity

Robert Wilkins, Simon Cross, Ian Megson and David Meredith

in Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199588442
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729881 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199588442.003.0012

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Infection and immunity

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Pathogens Bacterial structure - Bacterial growth - Bacterial classification - Bacterial pathogenesis - Antibiotics - Viral structure and classification - Viral life cycle - Viral pathogenesis - Viral infection - Viral therapy - Prions - Fungi - Parasites - - Defence against infection Innate immunity - Adaptive (acquired) immunity - Antigens - Major histocompatibility complex - Antigen presenting cells - T-cells - B-cells - Lymphatic organs - Immunization - Cytokines - Treatment - - Inflammation Overview - Cellular mediators of inflammation - Chemical mediators of inflammation - Patterns of inflammation - Systemic effects of inflammation - Treatments - - Repair Cell involvement; regulation - Examples of repair and its consequences - - Immunopathology Hypersensitivity - Autoimmunity - Transplantation - - Immunodeficiency (primary or secondary to other diseases) Deficiency of humoral immunity - Deficiency of cell-mediated immunity - Combined humoral and cell-mediated deficiency - Defects in phagocyte function - Other defects - -

Chapter.  15131 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Preclinical Medicine

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