Reduced T-Helper 17 Responses to Streptococcus pneumoniae in Infection-Prone Children Can Be Rescued by Addition of Innate Cytokines.

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Background. T-helper (Th) 17 cells are important in the control of Streptococcus pneumoniae. We sought to understand the mechanism of failure of Th17 immunity resulting in S. pneumoniae infections in children <2 years old. Methods. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from infection-prone (IP) and non-IP (NIP) children 9-18 months old were examined… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/infdis/jix090

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