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Is some autoimmune disease the result of infection?

March 13, 2018

Yale researchers found that when a gut bacterium, Enterococcus gallinarum, moves to the lymph nodes or liver, it triggers what looks like an autoimmune response. In mice. So that research could be as much the start of a medical revolution as the first clue that H. pylori causes ulcers. Or it could be something peculiar to mice that has little further relevance to humans. (Cite.)

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