Immunology Innovation

Immunology Innovation

ISSN 2053-213X
Letter to the Editor

The hygiene hypothesis revisited

Alexander P. Malyshkin

Correspondence: Alexander P. Malyshkin

Author Affiliations

Orenburg State Medical University, 460000 Orenburg, Russia.


To date, a large body of data supports the hygiene hypothesis. However, the explanation of the relationship of autoimmune and allergic diseases with a decrease in microbial load still seems insufficient. Here, an attempt is made at interpreting the available data in terms of a new perspective on infection and immunity.

Keywords: Immunology, hygiene hypothesis, mechanisms

ISSN 2053-213X
Volume 3
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