Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection of the placenta: a study of the early (innate) inflammatory response in two cases.

@article{Abramowsky2012MycobacteriumTI,
  title={Mycobacterium tuberculosis Infection of the placenta: a study of the early (innate) inflammatory response in two cases.},
  author={Carlos R. Abramowsky and Julie Gutman and Joseph A. Hilinski},
  journal={Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={
          132-6
        }
}
Infections with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTb) are globally prevalent in many countries, yet descriptions of placental pathology in tuberculous patients are scanty. The usual necrotizing granulomatous response associated with tuberculous infections requires an activation of the adaptive immune system. However, before this system is turned on, the 1st encounter with the tubercle bacillus is mediated by the innate immune system. This pathway utilizes innate surface receptors in neutrophils and… CONTINUE READING
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