n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Immunology : guest editorial
|Article Title||Immunology : guest editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of the Witwatersrand|
|Publication Date||Aug 2012|
Immunology can be defined as a study of the mechanisms responsible for resistance to infection. However, these same mechanisms may occasionally also be responsible for the production of disease symptoms. Until a few decades ago immunology was almost synonymous with microbiology and infectious disease medicine; it has subsequently developed into a major independent discipline.
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