altered immune response

altered immune response

A reaction in the immune system caused by an allergen or irritant.
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In this issue of EHP, researchers report an altered immune response to influenza virus infection in adult mice that had been exposed prenatally to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlordibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), revealing a novel cellular target of developmental exposures.
More recently it became apparent that this molecule interacts with smoking and leads to an altered immune response present in rheumatoid arthritis - this discovery changed our way of thinking and lead to a better understanding of how the rheumatoid arthritis develops.
In contrast to most viral infections where T cells are considered a normal part of the body's protective response, many scientists in the dengue field have theorized that T cells raised against an individual's first dengue infection dominate the body's immune reaction upon infection with a second dengue strain and mount an altered immune response.
Unfortunately, diabetics often have an altered immune response which makes them much more susceptible to gum disease, but taking PerioBalance may well bring about a reduction in the inflammation and bleeding gums associated with this - and that goes for everybody suffering from gingivitis not just diabetics.
The new study hints that an altered immune response may play a key role.
One consequence of trauma is altered immune response, resulting in an inability to fight infection.
The absence of fever during the final course of the patient's hospitalization could have been caused by an altered immune response in the geriatric age group, with a resulting normal leukocyte count.
The key appears to be an altered immune response in neonatal mice.
PNI studies have attempted to ascertain and define the extensive links among and intricate web of neural activity, the endocrine system, and altered immune responses in stressed patients and those with depressive disorders.