Current understanding of the immune response to tuberculosis in children.

@article{Roy2012CurrentUO,
  title={Current understanding of the immune response to tuberculosis in children.},
  author={Robindra Basu Roy and Elizabeth Whittaker and Beate Kampmann},
  journal={Current opinion in infectious diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={250-7}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Even in the era of promising molecular diagnostics for tuberculosis, understanding of the immune response remains urgent and fundamental to combating paediatric tuberculosis, given its paucibacillary nature. RECENT FINDINGS Significant advances have been made in unravelling the contributions of previously underappreciated components of the immune response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Research into the role of the 'innate' immune system such as neutrophils alongside… CONTINUE READING