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What advanced detection schemes can provide low cost screening for Latent Autoimmune Diabetes?

Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) may be more prevalent than previously believed. A common marker for the most common form is glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 (GAD-65). Are there low cost and ...
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How does interferon beta 1-A help patients with multiple sclerosis?

I know that azathioprine weakens the immune system by reducing white blood cell count. I've read that interferons boost the immune system against viruses. They seem to have different functions, but ...
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APC cells - autoreactivity

How can APC cells become autoreactiv against own antigens if they only have PRR as recognition complexes - and are not under central/peripheral immune tolerance?
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Crohn's disease and sauna

If you have Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (for example Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis) is sauna good for you or bad? And how often you can go to sauna? Every day? I think it can be good because ...
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Can IVIG treatment increase risk of infections?

Intravenous Immunoglobulins (IVIG) are often used to treat patients with impaired antibody production or autoimmune conditions[1]. However, according to this paper[2], it can also inhibit antibody ...
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Are there any long-term health benefits/ disadvantages of wearing socks, especially woolies?

Are there any long-term health benefits/ disadvantages of wearing socks, especially woolies ?
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Swab tests reveals I have a staph infection. Can it tell if it's MRSA? Or is that a different test? If so, can that distinguish HA-MRSA & C-MRSA?

I had a blistered rash that kept spreading so my doctor took a swab to see if there was any kind of bacterial cultures present. The results came back today -- I am positive for a staph infection. ...
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Is it practical to inject interferon beta-1a once a week for mild MS?

I don't understand why is there a standard dosage (once a week). For MS patients who get a relapse each 2 or 3 years, I think the side effects of the medicine are worse than the symptoms of the ...
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Is autosensitization dermatitis fully synonymous with id reaction, and if not, what's the difference?

Autosensitization dermatitis and id reaction have different Wikipedia pages, but I can't understand the difference between them. Is there any, or are they synonymous? When I asked on a translators' ...
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Might calcium supplements be behind Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (Wegener's)?

Disclaimer: I have no formal medical or scientific education. Abstract My thesis is that the calcium created by man-made processes is not the correct isotope to support the biological functions for ...