Journal of Clinical Immunology

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 149–157

Superantigens in Human Disease

  • Alejandro Bernal
  • Thomas Proft
  • John D. Fraser
  • David N. Posnett
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1020547509410

Cite this article as:
Bernal, A., Proft, T., Fraser, J.D. et al. J Clin Immunol (1999) 19: 149. doi:10.1023/A:1020547509410

Abstract

Superantigens have been implicated in a wide variety of human diseases. Yet, solid evidence for their role in pathogenesis is available only for Toxic Shock Syndrome and a few other conditions. This evidence is critically reviewed herein.

Superantigenshuman disease

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Bernal
    • 1
  • Thomas Proft
    • 2
  • John D. Fraser
    • 2
  • David N. Posnett
    • 1
  1. 1.Immunology Program, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology–OncologyCornell University, Weill Medical CollegeNew York
  2. 2.Department of Molecular MedicineUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand