Do you suffer from an autoimmune disease such as Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), CVID, Crohn’s disease, Graves’ disease, Sjogren’s syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, etc.? A recent Yale News article entitled How common gut bacteria trigger a lethal autoimmune disease reveals how a “research team focused on cells from patients with antiphospholipid syndrome, an immune system disorder that raises the risk of blood clots.”
As further stated, antiphospholipid syndrome is a “chronic condition that can lead to lung clots, strokes, heart attacks, and in pregnant women, miscarriages or still births.” It was discovered that in individuals who have a genetic predisposition, the autoimmune disease can be triggered by a common gut bacterium, Roseburia intestinalis. In conclusion, by identifying the gut bacterium instead of the immune system as the target for treatment, the study could lead to new drugs not only for those suffering from antiphospholipid syndrome but also for those suffering from other autoimmune diseases.
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