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by lou
Sun 11 Nov 2007 3:25
Forum: Published Studies
Topic: Infection AND autoimmunity
Replies: 5
Views: 1287

Infection AND autoimmunity

Isn't that what this article is saying.....infection and autoimmunity at the same time? Infect Immun. 2007 Aug;75(8):3842-7. Pathogen specificity and autoimmunity are distinct features of antigen-driven immune responses in neuroborreliosis. Kuenzle S, von Büdingen HC, Meier M, Harrer MD, Urich E, Be...
by lou
Wed 7 Nov 2007 16:08
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Cytokine storm or immunopathology
Replies: 23
Views: 6296

Re: Cytokine storm or immunopathology

About that chip.....not sure this is the same kind of thing, but here is a description of a chip being advertised in the scientific journals: CYTOKINES & GROWTH FACTORS RESEARCH BIOCHIPS Randox supplies biochips for all your cytokines & growth factors research. Biochips offer multiplexing; all analy...
by lou
Sun 4 Nov 2007 15:08
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Cytokine storm or immunopathology
Replies: 23
Views: 6296

Re: Cytokine storm or immunopathology

but maybe the borrelia simply mutate and spread, and the ones that are not adapted to the tissues where they end up get eradicated by the immune system; the ones that have developed the best stealth technology (or maybe invasive technology) stay and multiply. I like that modification of my theory. ...
by lou
Sun 4 Nov 2007 0:14
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Cytokine storm or immunopathology
Replies: 23
Views: 6296

Re: Cytokine storm or immunopathology

This is very interesting and I guess I am going to have to try harder to understand immunology. What strikes me about conclusions on age, sex and reinfection is that I am not sure they can tell reinfection from relapse. Given that the IgM and IgG do not always display themselves in the expected orde...
by lou
Fri 2 Nov 2007 1:08
Forum: Medical Topics
Topic: Cytokine storm or immunopathology
Replies: 23
Views: 6296

Re: Cytokine storm or immunopathology

I was tested for several cytokines, so it is possible to do in vivo. However, if the production of these cytokines is cyclic and no one knows how much is too much, or not enough, these results will be hard to interpret. And the distinction between immunopathology and cytokine storm (herx) may not be...