Modeling the Chronification Tendency of Liver Infections as Evolutionary Advantage
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Here, we discuss how the tendency of a liver infection to chronify can be seen as an evolutionary advantage for infected individuals. For this purpose, we present a set of reaction–diffusion equations as a mathematical model of viral liver infections, which allows chronic and acute courses of the liver infection. We introduce a cumulative wealth function, and finally, we show that an immune response favoring the chronification is evolutionary advantageous at the same time.
KeywordsReaction–diffusion equations Evolutionary advantage Property forming Liver inflammation Mathematical modeling
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