gastroenterology
Infections

T-cells rather than antibodies may be key to C. difficile recurrence

Recurrent C. difficile infection is associated with impaired Th17 immunity to bacterial toxins rather than antibody responses, new research suggests. In findings that may help identify and monitor patients at high risk of  recurrent C. difficile infection, Melbourne University researchers have shown that Th17 cells and interleukin 17 (Il-17) play a key role in how ...

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