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15 Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity -- Part 7
The virus changed.
The host receptor is a target for the Epstein-Barr virus.
A pathogen wants to kill its host.
A successful pathogen does not harm its host.
All of the following can happen when a person is bitten by a bug.
Both microbes are dangerous.
50% of the inoculated hosts are colonized by both microbes.
She was unable to eat for 4 days because of the pain in her jaw.
She was admitted to the hospital on July 12 with severe facial spasms.
Explain the change in ID50 value.
The following strategies contribute to the virulence eating barracuda caught in Florida.
There is a possible mechanism for resistance.
You are an emergency room nurse caring for a patient.
She is currently receiving treatment for a third time.
Madge has always been susceptible to recurring infections.
She is thankful that her transplant is doing well so far and that there are no signs of rejection or damage.
You run tests to see if there is a C6 deficiency.
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If given the right opportunity, the pathogenic microorganisms are endowed with special properties that allow them to cause disease.
We would die of various diseases after a short life if the host never resisted the microorganisms.
Our body's defenses prevent this from happening in most cases.
Some of the defenses are designed to keep out the microorganisms, others are designed to remove them if they get in, and still others are designed to fight them if they remain inside.
The first line of defense is our skin.
The second line of defense consists of substances produced by the body.
One problem that can occur if the phagocytes don't function properly is described in the Clinical Case.
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