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Perspectives in Anti-Inflammatory Therapies in Sepsis

  • Jean-François Dhainaut
  • Nathalie Marin
  • Alain Cariou
Part of the Perspectives on Critical Care Infectious Diseases book series (CCID, volume 2)

Abstract

Sepsis represents a systemic reaction to a microbial infection. The reaction is triggered by bacterial toxins or by components of microbial cell wall fragments. Innate immunity with its germ-line encoded receptors for the recognition of microbial pathogens, represents a phylogenetically ancient defense against micro-organisms. Acquired immunity allows the development of memory of previously encountered pathogens, and results from the generation of a large repertoire of antigen-recognizing receptors.

Keywords

Nitric Oxide Septic Shock Severe Sepsis Migration Inhibitory Factor Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-François Dhainaut
    • 1
  • Nathalie Marin
    • 1
  • Alain Cariou
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Intensive Care UnitCochin Port-Royal University HospitalFrance

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