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 risposta delle cellule T nella diagnosi della malattia di Lyme – paolomaccallini

“In questi giorni è stato pubblicato dalla prestigiosa rivista Clinical Infectious Diseases uno studio su un test di stimolazione delle cellule T nella diagnosi della Lyme precoce (Early Lyme) (Callister, SM et al. 2016). Sebbene numerosi studi su metodologie analoghe siano stati prodotti fin dalla scoperta dell’agente eziologico della malattia di Lyme, questa pubblicazione sembra il segno di una apertura verso il riconoscimento di tale metodica diagnostica. […]”

https://paolomaccallini.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/first-blog-post/