Published in AIDS Weekly, June 21st, 2004
"Severe Staphylococcus aureus infections give rise to a pronounced antigen-specific and polyclonal B cell response with elevated serum immunoglobulin levels. However, it has been difficult to correlate the antibody levels with the clinical outcome of sepsis and/or arthritis concerning both protection and pathogenic aspects. Earlier studies have shown that macrophages and neutrophils are of great importance for bacterial clearance," scientists writing in the journal Microbes and Infection report.
"However," said I. Gjertsson and colleagues,...
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