Epstein-Barr Virus in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

“Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) are a group of connective tissue diseases with diverse, yet overlapping, symptoms and autoantibody development. The etiology behind SADs is not fully elucidated, but a number of genetic and environmental factors are known to influence the incidence of SADs. Recent findings link dysregulation of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) with SAD development. EBV causes a persistent infection with a tight latency programme in memory B-cells, which enables evasion of the immune defence. A number of immune escape mechanisms and immune-modulating proteins have been described for EBV. […]”

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/jir/2013/535738/

La conta delle NK CD57+ nelle malattie autoimmuni e nella malattia di Lyme – paolomaccallini

“Alcuni laboratori offrono la conta delle cellule natural killer che esprimono il CD57 (NK CD57+ o anche CD3-CD57+) come test di supporto alla diagnosi della malattia di Lyme e, soprattutto, come marcatore utile a monitorare la risposta del paziente alla terapia antibiotica. Valori bassi della conta assoluta di questa sottopopolazione linfocitaria sarebbero indicativi di una infezione in corso da B. burgdorferi sl. Vediamo brevemente quali sono i dati a favore e quelli a sfavore dell’uso di questo esame immunitario nella malattia di Lyme.[…]”

 

https://paolomaccallini.wordpress.com/2016/11/09/la-conta-delle-nk-cd57-nelle-malattie-autoimmuni-e-nella-malattia-di-lyme/

Epstein-Barr Virus and Hashimoto’s | Thyroid Pharmacist

“When I was taking my pharmacy licensing exam after graduation, I remember thinking that I could never possibly know more than I did at that time, but I have learned so much more since then- learning is one of my biggest passions- and I’ve found that the more I learn, the more I want to learn. I’m proud to say that I’ve now been a pharmacist for ten years- I graduated from pharmacy school in 2006. I hope to spend the next ten years learning even more! […]”

http://thyroidpharmacist.com/articles/epstein-barr-virus-and-hashimotos