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Impairment of Mycobacterial Immunity In Human Interleukin-12 Receptor Deficiency.
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Interferon-gamma (IFN-g) receptor deficiency results in predisposition to mycobacterial infections. It also impairs the formation of mature granulomas. The formation of mature granulomas is one of the important factors for development of mycobacterial immunity.