Ontogeny of the Mucosal Immune Response in Children

  • Allan W. Cripps
  • Maree Gleeson
  • Robert L. Clancy
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 310)


The theory of mucosal immunology is now well advanced and supported by experimental data. It is clear that mucosal immune responses can be manipulated and that individuals who can be defined as having a deficit in mucosal immune competence appear to be prone to chronic conditions such as recurrent infection, atopy and clinical asthma.


Mucosal Immune Response Mucosal Permeability Mucosal Immunology Royal Newcastle Hospital Healthy Full Term Child 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan W. Cripps
    • 1
  • Maree Gleeson
    • 2
  • Robert L. Clancy
    • 2
  1. 1.Hunter Area Pathology ServiceJohn Hunter HospitalNewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.Hunter Immunology UnitRoyal Newcastle HospitalNewcastleAustralia

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