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Jeff Felton

I think the most interesting point here is that host defense against fungi is largely mediated by cell-mediated immunity, which is inhibited by corticosteroids. So if the manufacturers wanted to make sure that a not-very-good pathogen, like Exserohilum, was able to prevail in a human host, they probably could not have done any better than to have it injected along with a dose of prednisolone.

Elio replies: Good thinking. May even be true!

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