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quote:Originally posted by dalyaThere are all different types of viruses and they each affect the body in all different ways. A general summary though is that they get into a cell and -when they actually cause illness or disease -subvert the normal functioning of the cell. They can cause the cell to die; to divide too much and potentially become cancerous; to interfere with the specialised function of the cell (eg cause heart cells to contract irregularly during a myocardial infection); or to do something it isn't meant to do. Or they may not bother the cells at all.
quote:Originally posted by alexDo all viruses cause disease?
quote:Originally posted by RokitanskyI have a thing on my mind. In case of heart cells, don`t you think that it is an inflamatory reaction that causes trouble, at least in some cases? I don`t realy know, i should study about it in a few months. One more thing. Are you maybe a doctor or medical student ?Thanks in advance.