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Micro question: Candida and neutropenia

Discussion in 'Step I' started by pleaseletmepass, May 2, 2007.

  1. pleaseletmepass

    pleaseletmepass 2+ Year Member

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    If immunity against Candida is cell mediated (mainly by T cells), why does neutropenia predispose one to Candida infections?
    Thanks for the help.

    plmp
     
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  3. GOGETA

    GOGETA SuperSaiyan 2+ Year Member

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    Feb 4, 2007
    double post
     
  4. GOGETA

    GOGETA SuperSaiyan 2+ Year Member

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    Feb 4, 2007
    T lymphocytes protects your body from localised candidiasis that why you can see candidiasis in patients with low T count or oral candidiasis when they use steroids for asthma.

    Neuthrophils prevent the candida to diseminate, so if you have low neutro then you will have diseminated candidiasis.
     

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