Sexual Dimorphism in Innate Immunity.

  title={Sexual Dimorphism in Innate Immunity.},
  author={S{\'e}bastien Jaillon and Kevin Berthenet and Cecilia Garlanda},
  journal={Clinical reviews in allergy & immunology},
Sexual dimorphisms account for differences in clinical manifestations or incidence of infectious or autoimmune diseases and malignancy between females and males. Females develop enhanced innate and adaptive immune responses than males and are less susceptible to many infections of bacterial, viral, parasitic, and fungal origin and malignancies but in contrast, they are more prone to develop autoimmune diseases. The higher susceptibility to infections in males is observed from birth to adulthood… CONTINUE READING
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