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Why do most patients with humoral immunodeficiency get infections with encapsulated bacteria?

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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Opsinization

Capsules help bacteria resist being engulfed by immune cells, a process called phagocytosis.
Antibodies stick to capsules and aid in phagocytosis. This is called opsinization.

In brief: Opsinization

Capsules help bacteria resist being engulfed by immune cells, a process called phagocytosis.
Antibodies stick to capsules and aid in phagocytosis. This is called opsinization.
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