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Defense against infections

Last update 1-11-2008

Scenarios of the defense against infections

This page presents a few scenarios, based on the simplified model of the defense against infections, that show how the defense against infections works when confronted with a challenge.

The scenarios:

  1. Scenario 1 - a mildly spoiled meal
    This scenario describes what happens if a more than average number of potential pathogen microorganisms enters the gastro-intestinal tract and is controlled there by colonziation resistance effects.
  2. Scenario 2 - a spoiled meal
    This scenario describes what happens if a large number of potential pathogen microorganisms enters the gastro-intestinal tract and is controlled there by colonziation resistance effects together with elements of the ideotypic immunesystem.
  3. Scenario 3 - a severely spoiled meal
    This scenario describes what happens if a very large number of potential pathogen microorganisms enters the gastro-intestinal tract and overwhelms the primary defense systems of colonziation resistance effects and the ideotypic immunesystem.
    As potential pathogen microorganisms attach themselves to the gastro-intestinal wall, translocate and thereby enter the body, the adaptive defense system kicks into action....
  4. Scenario 4 - an infection leads to localized inflammation
    This scenario describes what happens if .... TO BE DONE
  5. Scenario 5 - an infection cannot be contained locally and therefore leads to sepsis
    This scenario describes what happens if .... TO BE DONE
  6. Scenario 6 - an severe infection in the mother of an unborn child
    This scenario describes what happens to the foetus if the mother has a sepsis.... TO BE DONE
  7. Scenario 6 - an infection in a child of a few days old
    This scenario describes what happens to a newborn child if .... TO BE DONE
  8. Scenario 7 - the effect of probiotica taken once
    This scenario describes what happens if probiotica are taken once .... TO BE DONE
  9. Scenario 7 - the effect of probiotica taken repeatedly
    This scenario describes what happens if probiotica are taken repeatedly .... TO BE DONE