altered immune response

altered immune response

A reaction in the immune system caused by an allergen or irritant.
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Norwegian scabies may not be associated with pruritus due to an altered immune response in these patients.
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.
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.
Other topics include inherited immune deficiency diseases, acquired immune deficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases, and other altered immune responses.
Mehta, adding that sleep loss can lead to altered immune responses, changes in circulating levels of leukocytes and cytokines, and decreased levels of antibodies.
It is becoming well acknowledged that altered immune responses can cause almost any symptom imaginable.
They also have altered immune responses that trigger chronic inflammation.