Persistence of Diarrheal Pathogens Is Associated with Continued Recruitment of Plasmablasts in the Circulation
Relation of pathogen-specific circulating plasmablasts (black curve) with symptoms (black horizontal line) and findings in stool samples (+ or −) in eight patients with gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella enteritidis. To determine the kinetics of the response, the numbers of plasmablasts were assessed on several occasions as long as they were found in the samples or the pathogen could be isolated from the stool samples, and the patient was available. The plots represent each data from one individual. The day of the onset of the symptoms was marked as day 0.
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