Immunology and the Lung

  • Margaret Turner-Warwick
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 6)


It is reasonable to suppose that the survival of immunological responses in the phylogeny of man is due to their crucial role in protective immunity. Further, immunological responses, more usually associated with hypersensitivity tissue damaging disease states are fundamentally similar to protective ones. Indeed hypersensitivity can be viewed not as an independent and wholly undesirable aberrant reaction, but as an amplification of protective mechanisms.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Immune Complex Alveolar Macrophage Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Interstitial Lung Disease 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Turner-Warwick
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  1. 1.Cardiothoracic InstituteLondonUK

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