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Acquired immunodeficiencies

Immunology

Immunopathology and Immunodeficiency

  1. Ralf Ignatius1,
  2. Thomas Schneider2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0120

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Ignatius, R. and Schneider, T. 2010. Acquired immunodeficiencies. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Charité University Medicine Berlin, Department of Medical Microbiology and Infection Immunology, Berlin, Germany

  2. 2

    Campus Benjamin Franklin Universitätsmedizin, Gastroenterologie, Infektiologie, Rheumatologie Charité, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    HIV Infection
  • 3
    HTLV-1 Infection
  • 4
    Measles

Keywords:

  • acquired immunodeficiencies-emerging medical challenges;
  • human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1 (HTLV-1);
  • iatrogen (therapy-induced immune suppression);
  • natural course of HIV infection;
  • dendritic cells (DC)-myeloid dendritic cells (mDC) and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDC);
  • altered neutrophil functions in HIV-1 patients;
  • immune reconstitution under HAART;
  • lymphopenia affecting CD4 and CD8 cells-in infections with measles