IMMUNOTHERAPY

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					IMMUNOTHERAPY
is a medical term defined as "treatment of •
       disease by inducing, enhancing, or
        suppressing an immune response
Immunotherapies designed to elicit or •
amplify an immune response are classified
.activation immunotherapies as
Immunotherapies designed to reduce, •
suppress or more appropriately direct an
existing immune response, as in cases of
autoimmunity or allergy, are classified as
.suppression immunotherapies
CELL BASED IMMUNOTHERAPIES are •
     proven to be effective for cancers, where the
 immune cells such lymphocytes, macrophages,
       dendritic cells, natural killer cells (NK Cell),
   cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), etc., that work
together to defend the body against cancers and
  attacks by "foreign" or "non-self" invaders such
                           .as Bacteria and Viruses
EXAMPLES OF activation •
immunotherapies
attempts to Cancer immunotherapy •
to reject and immune system stimulate the
destroy tumors
Examples of activation immunotherapies •
Cancer •
Autologous Immune Enhancement •
)Therapy (AIET
Dendritic cell based immunotherapy •
T cell based adoptive immunotherapy •
Vaccination •
Examples of suppression   •
immunotherapies
Immune tolerance •
Allergies •
HELMENTHIC THERAPY,A TYPE OF •
IMMUNOTHERAPY,IS THE TREATMENT
OF AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES AND
IMMUNE DISORDER BY MEANS OF
DELIBERATE INFESTATION WITH A
HELMINTH OR WITH OVA OF A
HELMINTH

				
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