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But the findings add to evidence that "sleep, like fever, may represent a basic host defense mechanism," contend Michael Irwin, a psychiatrist at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and his coworkers.
PCP is characterized as an opportunistic infection and occurs when the host defense mechanism has been altered or breached by disease or trauma.
Dvorak and colleagues's concluded more than 35 years ago that host defense mechanisms are not impaired in patients with HS.
They utilize mechanisms employed by the biological interface and nutrient transport systems to transport drugs and circumvent host defense mechanisms.