The Role of the Macrophage in Early Post-traumatic Immunosuppression
The macrophage has achieved an area of preeminence over the last 10 years in sharp contradistinction to its previous image as a relatively inert phagocyte. This chapter will attempt to give some background on the reasons why the macrophage is important in trauma and multiple organ failure, some specific studies relating to post-traumatic immunosuppression, and some thoughts about future directions.
KeywordsFemur Fracture Multiple Organ Failure Macrophage Function Antigen Recognition Cecal Ligation
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