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Pulmonary Responses to Infectious Diseases.

David M. Spain, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):335. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-335_1
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The general and specific factors that determine the various responses of the lung on a tissue, cellular and humoral level will be discussed for the different viral, bacterial (pneumococcus, staphylococcus, streptococcus, etc.), and fungal infections. The patterns and sites of tissue alterations resulting from the various infectious agents will be described, especially as these relate to the resolution of the inflammatory processes, the complications and the ultimate effect on lung structure and function. The special role of the alveolar lining as a target site for some of the infectious agents will be given consideration. The influence of the modern environment


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