Infections

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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Vaccine Efficacy in SLE Patients Across Multiple Variants

A new study investigated vaccine efficacy of a primary series and booster dose across multiple variants, including the BA.1 omicron variant, in SLE patients. This is one of the first studies on vaccine efficacy of a primary series and booster dose across multiple variants, including the BA.1 omicron variant, especially in an autoimmune disease patient cohort.

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