TITLE

Antibodies against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with bronchiectasis: helpful or harmful?

AUTHOR(S)
Høiby, N.
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Thorax;Sep2001, Vol. 56 Issue 9, p667
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The measurement of antibodies against pathogens is mainly done for diagnostic purposes in order to detect the aetiology of infections or to confirm that protection following vaccination is present against a certain disease. The article focuses on effects of antibodies against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with bronchiectasis. In some diseases such as chronic Pseudonionas aeruginosa lung infection in patients with cystic fibrosis antibodies induced by the infection obviously do not offer any protection against the infection. And on the contrary, high and rapidly increasing levels of antibodies are correlated with a poor prognosis.
ACCESSION #
12927252

 

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