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21. Principles of Disease

3) Surviving Inside Phagocytic Cells

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Surviving Inside Phagocytic Cells

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Which of the following answers is not a mechanism pathogen use to survive within a phagocytic host cell?

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Some encapsulated bacterial pathogens are said to be serum-resistant. Serum resistant pathogens avoid the effects of the complement system proteins. How are encapsulated bacteria able to be serum-resistant and avoid phagocytosis?