Cannabidiol is a non-psychotropic component of
cannabis sativa. Known to induce an immunomodulatory effect,
cannabidiol’s therapeutic properties have been explored in a
number of autoimmune diseases.
A Prospective International Study on Adherence to Treatment in 305 Patients With Flaring SLE: Assessment by Drug Levels and Self-Administered Questionnaires
Recently, many scientists have focused on the importance of the commensal bacteria
in the pathogenesis of several diseases, including autoimmune diseases. The aim of
this review is to describe the main alterations of the microbiome that occur into the
autoimmune diseases (1).
Low-dose interleukin-2 treatment selectively modulates CD4+ T cell subsets in patients with
systemic lupus erythematosus
Molecular mimicry between humans and the microbiota is more common than appreciated. As presented by
Martin Kriegel and colleagues (Greiling et al., 2018), this mimicry may mislead the immune system and trigger
a friendly fire on our own tissues, as in the case of microbial-Ro60 and the autoimmune disease lupus.
Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are important biomarkers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and represent a criterion for patient classification. While ANAs are not specific for SLE, patients with SLE are thought to be almost invariably positive.
Vaccine-induced autoimmunity: the role of molecular mimicry and immune crossreaction
Novel therapies for immune-mediated inflammatory diseases: What can we learn from their use in rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriasis, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis?
Vitamin D may be considered as a pro-hormone which is obtained from 2 distinct sources; to a lesser extent diet, but principally by synthesis in the epidermal layer of the skin after UV exposure.
Women with systemic lupus erythematosus and/or antiphospholipid antibodies are at increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preeclampsia, fetal and neonatal death and fetal growth restriction.