TITLE

LEPROSY AS A MODEL OF SUBACUTE AND CHRONIC IMMUNOLOGIC DISEASES

AUTHOR(S)
Turk, J. L.
PUB. DATE
September 1976
SOURCE
Journal of Investigative Dermatology;Sep76, Vol. 67 Issue 3, p457
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
One of the major problems in the investigation of the possible immunologic basis for certain skin diseases is that in most cases it has not been possible to define the etiologic factors with any degree of precision. The investigation of the different patterns of skin reaction that can occur during the varying patterns of host response to an organism such as "Mycobacterium leprae" may serve as a model for the identification of the immunologic reaction that might underlie those conditions where the etiologic agents have not yet been identified.
ACCESSION #
12514734

 

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