An Anatomy of an Infection: Overview of the Infectious Process

Kathryn M Moore

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Abstract

The immune system is a complex network of protection, offense, and defense. This article describes immune system physiology, the pathophysiology hypersensitive immune response and autoimmune disease, and current trends in immunology. It also reviews recent studies of predictors of infection in trauma patients and of mortality in patients presenting to the emergency department with indications of infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-15
Number of pages7
JournalCritical care nursing clinics of North America
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007

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Immune System
Anatomy
Immune System Diseases
Infection
Allergy and Immunology
Autoimmune Diseases
Hospital Emergency Service
Mortality
Wounds and Injuries

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An Anatomy of an Infection : Overview of the Infectious Process. / Moore, Kathryn M.

In: Critical care nursing clinics of North America, Vol. 19, No. 1, 01.03.2007, p. 9-15.

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