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host factor

Epidemiology An intrinsic factor–age, race, sex, behaviors, etc. which influences an individual's exposure, susceptibility, or response to a causative agent
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We found a diverse range of MSSA STs causing disease; the observed strain diversity indicated that host factors might be as important as the bacterial genetic profile in children.
pneumoniae utilizes some host factors to compensate; but this compensation is inefficient.
They also offered advice to researchers who are considering live imaging as an evaluation tool; for example, how the reporter virus is designed could affect its virulence, and host factors, such as inflammation, could affect detecting the luminescent signal.
While KL4 surfactant is not a traditional antiviral drug, its properties as an exogenous surfactant replacement therapy to maintain alveolar patency, and to supplement inactivated surfactant in severely inflamed lungs, and its immune-modulatory properties supports the goals of developing therapeutic interventions with broad activity that target host factors involved in reducing lung injury and immunopathology.
Efficacy of sofosbuvir and ribavirin for treatment of hepatitis C genotype-1 in an inner city population: virus and host factors that predict relapse: a randomized controlled trial.
Host factors, FHM species, and strain-associated virulence factors may affect the clinical outcome of infection (Willi et al.
Role of viral and host factors in interferon based therapy of hepatitis C virus infection.
The four host factors we studied were age, pre-existing conditions, emergency department (ED) vital signs, and anatomic injuries.
As the results indicate increased expression of STAT-1; it could be due to multitude of factors involving cellular factors, viral and host factors.
In 2005 guidelines, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) stated that the "management of coccidioidomycosis first involves recognizing that a coccidioidal infection exists, defining the extent of infection, and identifying host factors that predispose to disease severity.
2) The pathophysiology of dengue virus (DENV) infection is multifactorial involving complex interactions among viral and host factors such as human leukocyte antigens and cytokines.