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Ricardo Vazquez-Martinez, Edgar; Garcia-Gomez, Elizabeth; Camacho-Arroyo, Ignacio; Gonzalez-Pedrajo, Bertha (2018)

SEXUAL DIMORPHISM IN BACTERIAL INFECTIONS

Biol Sex Differ 9():
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Sex differences are important epidemiological factors that impact in the frequency and severity of infectious diseases. A clear sexual dimorphism in bacterial infections has been reported in both humans and animal models. Nevertheless, the molecular mechanisms involved in this gender bias are just starting to be elucidated. In the present article, we aim to review the available data in the literature that report bacterial infections presenting a clear sexual dimorphism, without considering behavioral and social factors.