Autoimmune Diseases

Revolutionary Discovery: Sarcoidosis Diagnosis with a Simple Blood Test

Today, the National Institutes of Health announced that a groundbreaking blood test has been developed to diagnose sarcoidosis swiftly and inexpensively. Sarcoidosis, characterized by granuloma growth in various organs, often requires invasive tests for diagnosis. This new tool, described in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, promises a more straightforward approach using a blood test.

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Revolutionary ‘Inverse Vaccine’ Offers Hope for Autoimmune Disease Treatment

A research team has developed an innovative “inverse vaccine” that could potentially treat autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease. This groundbreaking approach could offer more specificity in treatment, minimizing side effects and enhancing patient safety compared to current treatments that broadly suppress the immune system.

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New Treatments Based on Specific Genetic and Autoimmune Causes of Psychiatric Illness Under Investigation

Doctors and researchers have found that some patients with refractory schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder have underlying lupus, and once treated for lupus, their psychiatric symptoms disappear. Dr. Sander Marx found that two patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder who were completely detached from reality and had been institutionalized for decades almost completely recovered following treatment for lupus.

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