Host Defense Mechanisms (non-specific). BIO162 Microbiology for Allied Health Chapter 15 Page Baluch. Host Defenses. Resistance Ability to ward off disease Varies among organisms and individuals within the same species
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BIO162 Microbiology for Allied Health
e.g. yeast in vagina – yeast vaginitis
Clostridium difficile in colon – diarrhea and colitis
Wandering or Fixed
Neutrophils(aka polymorphonuclear cells or PMN)