TITLE

Severe infantile lower respiratory tract illness may be characterised by a reduced, rather than increased, immune response

AUTHOR(S)
Carter, J.
PUB. DATE
September 2007
SOURCE
Thorax;Sep2007, Vol. 62 Issue 9, p779
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that severe infantile lower respiratory tract illness may be characterized by a decreased, rather than increased, immune response. The study suggests that failure to create a cytotoxic T lymphocyte immune response is important in the pathogenesis of viral respiratory illness in infants.
ACCESSION #
26640775

 

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