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Defects in Host-Defense Mechanisms

  • Jos W. M. van der Meer

Abstract

Under normal conditions, large areas of the human body surfaces are colonized with microorganisms. The skin and the mucous membranes of the oropharynx, nasopharynx, intestinal tract, and parts of the genital tract each have their own microflora.1 These patterns of colonization are determined by microbial factors, exogenous factors, and host factors.

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Mononuclear Phagocyte Mononuclear Phagocyte System Intracellular Killing Granulocyte Transfusion 
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  • Jos W. M. van der Meer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Infectious DiseasesUniversity HospitalLeidenThe Netherlands

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