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What are the risks associated with imidazoquinoline adjuvant (used in one Covid-19 vaccine) related to development of autoimmune diseases?

Covaxin is an inactivated virus-based COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech. Recently, the Brazilian health regulator Anvisa raised few concerns regarding Covaxin, one of which was- use of a ...
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Why is multiple sclerosis associated with trigeminal neuralgia?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is classically described as: an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that attacks myelinated axons in the central nervous system (Luzzio, n.d.). Since MS only involves the ...
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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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COVID vaccines and autoimmune conditions

According to the CDC there are only two contraindications to receiving the COVID vaccine: Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a component of the COVID-19 vaccine ...
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RNA vaccination and autoimmune reactions

to my knowledge we do not have any robust experience with RNA vaccination. Most likely this will change in the near future as RNA vaccines against COVID are in the pipline. The rational behind this ...
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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 ...