Autoimmunity, SARS-CoV-2 Infections, and Neurological Disorders

New evidence suggests that an autoimmune response to the SARS-CoV-2 virus is responsible for neurological disorders in some COVID-19 patients. A 2022 review by Dr. Daniela Latorre from the Institute of Microbiology in Zurich, Switzerland, explains the “current knowledge of immune responses occurring in Neuro-COVID patients” and the potential mechanisms for developing neurological complications alongside SARS-CoV-2 infection. 

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IgG Antibody Responses Across 3 Doses of mRNA Vaccines

A study published in the Journal of Autoimmunity evaluated the immune response of Pfizer and Moderna’s mRNA COVID-19 vaccines in participants with autoimmune systemic diseases. In total, serum samples from 244 AD patients were collected 2-4 weeks and six months after their first vaccine cycle, and 2-4 weeks following their booster dose; 502 people from the general population were used as a control group.

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