Giant-cell arteritis (GCA) is the most frequent form of vasculitis in patients over the age of 50. Large- and medium-sized vessels are mainly affected, especially the cranial branches of the external carotid. The aorta and its branches are also involved in 30 to 60% of patients.
Unprecedented successes regarding cancer immunotherapy have been achieved, in which therapeutic agents are used to targeting immune cells rather than cancer cells.
Hypothyroidism induced by an autoimmune process is associated with neuropsychiatric symptoms and metabolic abnormalities in the brain. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between autoimmune thyroiditis and regional brain function in hypothyroid patients.
Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are a broad spectrum of disorders featured by the body's immune responses being directed against its own tissues, resulting in prolonged inflammation and subsequent tissue damage.
Immunotherapy is an umbrella term used to describe therapies that directly target the immune system to combat disease. For many years, immunotherapy has mainly been used to diminish immune responses in diseases traditionally classified as immunemediated, such as autoimmunity and allergy, and to promote tolerance to transplanted tissues and organs.
Pollution has long been incriminated in many cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. More recently, studies evaluated the potential role for particulate pollutants in autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
Our understanding of the pivotal role the immune system plays in the pathogenesis of many diseases is continually expanding. Huge advances have been made in elucidating the complex immunologic
background of several diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and asthma [1,2].
Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system with a typical presentation of acute paralysis and hyporeflexia. Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and plasma exchange (PLEX) are treatments that have proven to expedite recuperation and recovery of motor function.
Vitamin D, autoimmunity and recurrent pregnancy loss: More
than an association
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) has a great emotional and psychological
impact on couples. The definition for RPL is still under
Translocation of a gut pathobiont
drives autoimmunity in mice and humans