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Pathogenesis and host defense in pulmonary infections.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9363048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The development of pneumonia typically results from an overwhelming bacterial inoculum or a breakdown in the integrity of the host's pulmonary defense mechanisms. Augmentation of pulmonary defenses is one means of reducing the incidence, morbidity, and mortality from pneumonia. Strategies to enhance pulmonary or systemic defenses are actively being investigated. Selected established and investigational measures enhancing host defense mechanisms against various pathogens are reviewed.
C M Mason; J K Kolls; S Nelson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in pulmonary medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1070-5287     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-05     Completed Date:  1997-12-05     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503765     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Pulm Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Lung / immunology
Pneumonia, Bacterial* / etiology,  immunology,  prevention & control
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome / immunology
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