TB and Inflammation 4: Granuloma

Description:

By the end of this module, you'll be able to:


Learning objectives for this Activity:

Discuss the dichotomous role of the granuloma as an inflammatory host defense structure and, in the presence of mycobacterial virulence factors, as a bacterial tool for early expansion and dissemination of infection.

Describe the pathway of cavity formation and discuss how M. tuberculosis utilizes cavitations to facilitate its transmission within and beyond the host.


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