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Med Clin North Am. 2012 May;96(3):455-74, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2012.04.002. Epub 2012 May 1.

Immunotherapies in infectious diseases.

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  • 1Allegiance Health, 1100 East Michigan Avenue, #305, Jackson, MI 49201, USA.


The development of an infection involves interplay between the host's immune system and the virulence of the infecting microorganism. The traditional treatment of an infection involves antimicrobial chemotherapy to kill the organism. The use of immunotherapies in infections includes treatment options that modulate the immune response and can lead to control of infections. These therapies are expected to become more important therapeutic options with the increase in infections due to multidrug-resistant organisms and the increasing number of immunocompromised patients.

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