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Differential cellular recognition pattern to M. tuberculosis targets defined by IFN-γ and IL-17 production in blood from TB + patients from Honduras as compared to health care workers: TB and immune responses in patients from Honduras

Nancy Alvarez-Corrales12, Raija K Ahmed3, Carol A Rodriguez1, Kithiganahalli N Balaji4, Rebeca Rivera1, Ramakrishna Sompallae5, Nalini K Vudattu6, Sven E Hoffner3, Alimuddin Zumla7, Lelany Pineda-Garcia1* and Markus Maeurer289*

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1 Escuela de Microbiología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH), Tegucigalpa, Honduras

2 Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

3 Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI), Stockholm, Sweden

4 Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

5 Department of Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa city, IA, USA

6 Department of Immunobiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

7 Department of Infection, University College London Medical School, Windeyer Institute of Medical Sciences, London, UK

8 Center for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (CAST), Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

9 Department of Laboratory Medicine, Division of Therapeutic Immunology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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BMC Infectious Diseases 2013, 13:125  doi:10.1186/1471-2334-13-125

Published: 6 March 2013

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