Robin Lombard

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During chronic infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), bacilli multiplication is constrained within lung granulomas until excessive inflammation destroys the lung. Neutrophils are recruited early and participate in granuloma formation, but excessive neutrophilia exacerbates the tuberculosis disease. Neutrophils thus appear as potential targets for(More)
Neutrophils participate in the control of mycobacterial infection both by directly eliminating bacilli and by interacting with macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs). Despite host defenses, slow-growing mycobacteria can persist in the host for decades, mostly inside macrophages and DCs, and eventually destroy tissues after exacerbated inflammation.(More)
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