Coccidioidomycosis in Immunocompromised Hosts
In Chapter 5, the apparent centrality of the host immune response in determining the outcome of coccidioidal infection has been detailed—in particular, cell-mediated immunity. This suggests that instances of deficiencies of such responses would lead to severe and progressive disease. In fact, observations made in patients with immunodeficiencies have provided strong evidence for our current understanding of the role of immunity in the normal host—pathogen interaction.
KeywordsAcute Leukemia Host Immune Response Immunocompromised Host Systemic Fungal Infection Normal Host
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