Immunology and the Lung
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.
KeywordsSystemic Lupus Erythematosus Immune Complex Alveolar Macrophage Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Interstitial Lung Disease
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