Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, October 28th, 2003
The immune system can be triggered in a variety of ways, including by infections or injuries. One way the immune system reacts to trauma or infection is by triggering an inflammatory response, which helps direct infection fighting white blood cells to the involved site. This process is mediated by the production of molecules called pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin 6 (IL-6).
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