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Unformatted text preview: classified by severity o Lepromas: devoid of sensation o Mycobacterium leprae: obligate (cannot survive in oxygen, must live in another cell) intracellular pathogen, is phagocytosed by macrophages, but evades the lysosome, has a penchant for invading Schwann cells (myelinating cells of the peripheral nerves) leading to their destruction...
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course BIME 2102 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '11 term at UVA.
- Spring '11