Basic components of the immune system part 57

 

 

Immune 1

 

An elegant example of these different pathways of the TH1 and TH2 response is seen in the disease leprosy. Patients that develop a TH1 response develop only limited disease (tuberculoid leprosy). In contrast, those patients mounting a TH2 response  develop debilitating and spreading lepromatous leprosy since the antibody response will not protect  against an intracellular pathogen.

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