Sex affects immunity.

  title={Sex affects immunity.},
  author={Leesa M Pennell and Carole L. Galligan and Eleanor N Fish},
  journal={Journal of autoimmunity},
  volume={38 2-3},
Sex based differences in immune responses, affecting both the innate and adaptive immune responses, contribute to differences in the pathogenesis of infectious diseases in males and females, the response to viral vaccines and the prevalence of autoimmune diseases. Indeed, females have a lower burden of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections, most evident during their reproductive years. Conversely, females have a higher prevalence of a number of autoimmune diseases, including Sjogren's… CONTINUE READING
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