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I want to know what is the difference between an antigen and a microbe (in the immune response)?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Yes

An antigen is an agent , usually a protein, which can potentially trigger an immune response from the body.
In autoimmune diseases, an antigen may be a part of you own body. A microbe is a bacterium or a fungus which may or may not trigger an immune response from your body.

In brief: Yes

An antigen is an agent , usually a protein, which can potentially trigger an immune response from the body.
In autoimmune diseases, an antigen may be a part of you own body. A microbe is a bacterium or a fungus which may or may not trigger an immune response from your body.
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