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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases