The authors review the immunopathology of invasive pneumococcal infections in patients with primary immunodeficiency diseases, with particular emphasis on selective anti-polysaccharide antibody deficiency. They summarize current knowledge on the molecular mechanisms and clinical manifestations of host defense against Str. pneumoniae.
|Translated title of the contribution||Invasive pneumococcal infections in patients with primary immunodeficiency disorders|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 30 2006|
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