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Sepsis Patients May Need Bigger Immune Response

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Friday, May 17, 2013
Through the indirect targeting of toll-like receptors via their co-receptor, researchers have boosted the immune response to infection, and helped animals with experimentally induced sepsis fight off the bacteria that set off the septic response. Given that one effect of sepsis is massive hyperinflammation, the notion of helping sepsis patients by boosting their innate immune response might seem counterintuitive at best.

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