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Current Concepts in Host-Microbe Interaction Leading to Pneumococcal Pneumonia

This article, published in Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases, reviews new insights into the pathogenesis of pneumococcal disease. The authors discuss new mechanisms by which microbial factors govern the ability of pneumococcus to progress from colonization to disease and host inflammatory responses contribute to the development of pneumonia. The research suggests that therapies that modulate the inflammatory response could hold promise for reducing damage caused by the body's inflammatory response. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Vernatter J, Pirofski L

Published: 2013

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Citation: Vernatter J, Pirofski L. Current Concepts in Host–Microbe Interaction Leading to Pneumococcal Pneumonia. Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases. 2013;26(3):277-283.

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Pneumococcus

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global