Risk Factors

Heightened Susceptibility to Autoimmune Disease in Those with Childhood Rotavirus-Associated Hospitalization

A research article investigating the potential link between rotavirus infection during childhood and the subsequent development of autoimmune diseases was published in JAMA Network Open. The researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study using data from a large health database, focusing on children who had been hospitalized due to rotavirus infection. The study aimed to determine whether these children had an increased risk of autoimmune diseases compared to the general population.

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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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