The Molecular Basis of Susceptibility to Infection in Liver Cirrhosis
Authors: Chavez-Tapia, Norberto C.; Torre-Delgadillo, Aldo; Tellez-Avila, Felix I.; Uribe, Misael
Source: Current Medicinal Chemistry, Volume 14, Number 28, December 2007 , pp. 2954-2958(5)
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
Abstract:There is much clinical evidence of a relationship between infectious disease and chronic liver disease. The consequences of this adverse association have been described and advances in the treatment and prophylaxis of infectious disease have had an important effect on the management of patients with chronic liver disease. The association between infectious disease and chronic liver disease involves altered cytokine production, cellular immunity, and vascular response. However, there is little information on the mechanisms underlying these phenomena. In this report, we review the mechanistic basis of this common association.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Departamento de Gastroenterologia.Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion Salvador Zubiran. Vasco de Quiroga #5. Col. Seccion XVI. Del. Tlalpan. C.P. 14000, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Publication date: 2007-12-01
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