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21. Principles of Disease

Introduction to Avoiding Host Defense Mechanisms

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Introduction to Avoiding Host Defense Mechanisms

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All of the following are methods that pathogens use to avoid phagocytosis by immune cells except which of these answers?

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Certain pathogens, like Staphylococcus aureus, hide within host cells to avoid being phagocytosed by immune cells. What other advantageous reasons would a pathogen have for hiding within host cells?