Immune Response to Mycobacteria

Characterization of Immunocompetent Cells in Tuberculous Lesions of Humans
  • Antonio Scordamaglia
  • Marcello Bagnasco
  • Giorgio Walter Canonica
Part of the Infectious Agents and Pathogenesis book series (IAPA)


Tuberculosis is an extremely severe infectious disease that commits the defense mechanisms of the host profoundly and for a long time. Antibiotic therapy is undoubtedly the most important treatment in such disease for blocking the growth of tubercle bacilli, but complete recovery as well as immunity against reinfections depend on the perfect functioning of the immunocompetent system.


Alveolar Macrophage Pulmonary Tuberculosis Pleural Fluid Purify Protein Derivative Immunocompetent Cell 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Scordamaglia
    • 1
  • Marcello Bagnasco
    • 1
  • Giorgio Walter Canonica
    • 1
  1. 1.Allergy Center-Scientific Institute of Internal MedicineUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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