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Sickness behaviour pushed too far – the basis of the syndrome seen in severe protozoal, bacterial and viral diseases and post-trauma

Clark, Ian A; Budd, Alison; Alleva, Lisa M


Certain distinctive components of the severe systemic inflammatory syndrome are now well-recognized to be common to malaria, sepsis, viral infections, and post-trauma illness. While their connection with cytokines has been appreciated for some time, the constellation of changes that comprise the syndrome has simply been accepted as an empirical observation, with no theory to explain why they should coexist. New data on the effects of the main pro-inflammatory cytokines on the genetic control of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-10-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Malaria Journal
DOI: 10.1186/1475-2875-7-208
Access Rights: Open Access


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