Immunology of tuberculosis - An overview

Raji, Swamy and Narayanan, P R (1985) Immunology of tuberculosis - An overview. Lung India, 3 (2). pp. 65-68. ISSN Print: 0970-2113; Online: 0974-598X

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Over a hundred years have passed since Robert Koch has isolated the tubercle bacillus, but still the immune mechanisms in tuberculosis are not yet completely unravelled. The information explosion in the field of immunology during the last ten years has resulted in a modest beginning in the knowledge of tuberculoimmunity at the cellular and molecular level. It is necessary to understand the host responses to mycobacterium tuberculosis in order to appreciate the clinical consequences, diagnosis and prophylaxis of tuberculous infection. In the following sections the progress in our understanding of host’s immune response to M. tuberculosis is considered with special emphasis on immunopathogenesis, immunosuppression and immunodiagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Tuberculosis > Laboratory Research > Immunological
Divisions: Basic Science Research > Immunology
Depositing User: Dr. Rathinasabapati R
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2013 08:59
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 09:01

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