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How does the immune system respond to pathogens

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Immunity: there are several types of immune responses to pathogens involving T and B cells and other mechanisms involved in memory of the immune system that hel... Read More

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Few dif. things: Antibodies are proteins made by certain immune cells that seek out and bind to pathogens. Once bound, antibodies can activate other proteins in your b... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Antibodies: And sometimes angry t-cells. Complement molecules to punch holes. This is a big subject.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Constant: Bacteria , viruses, and we are all constantly evolving to adapt to the environment likely through epigenetic actions on the genes. Thus HIV virus is n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Immune reaction: Part of getting ill is that viruses like influenza constantly mutate and evolve to get around the immune system. The other part of feeling ill is a c... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Cough suppressants : can prolong or worsen problems, need to able to clear the lungs with coughing, if possible. The other agents can help make the cold more tolerable, pr... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Remarkably: In an immunocompetent individual, the immune system in general is adequate enough to overcome bronchitis. It may need little more than a week or two ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Bronchitis: As with any infection, it may take a couple of weeks to fight a novel pathogen, or more quickly if it is from one that has attacked before. Bacterial ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Homeostasis?: I am not sure what you mean by hemeostasis specifically in this question, but the immune system fights infection from viruses, bacteria and allergy. T... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Live or let die: This would be highly unusual since there are reserve system in the body to fight against virus. If you have absolutely no immune response, then you ... Read More

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