Infection with a variety of viruses results in the suppression of the host's immune system. Several mechanisms thought to be responsible for this effect are discussed: infection and alteration of lymphocytes and macrophages, production of soluble suppressor factors, and the induction of suppressor cells. The clinical significance of virus-induced immunosuppression is also discussed.
|Number of pages||31|
|Journal||The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice|
|State||Published - Nov 1986|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank Drs. Wyckoff, Norley, Wust, Potgieter, and Moore for thoughtful criticisms. The authors' research was supported by the NIH (AI 14981).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Small Animals