Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to evaluate whether IL-2 enhances the ability of combination anti-HIV therapy to improve immunologic
measures and maintain suppression of the virus below detectable levels.
Hoping to reap immunologic
benefits, he claimed that he got relief from a cold within 2 hours by sticking copper coils in his nose.
Administered long-term, these drugs ultimately result in increased viral replication, but when given over a relatively short time in high dosages tehy can lead to "immunologic
rebound" -- enhanced immune activity shortly after the drug is withdrawn -- and remission of the disease.
Dermatologist/allergist Boehncke (Johann Wolfgang Goethe U., Frankfurt) instead describes the skin as the "most peripheral immune organ," in prefatory remarks to seven chapters on advances and remaining challenges in understanding cutaneous responses to immunologic
Demographic, clinical, and immunologic
data were obtained from each patient's records.
This phenomenon then leads to interleukin (IL)-1 and tumor necrosis factor release that enhances delayed cellular immunologic
The standard of care in most communities has already moved away from aggressive early therapy towards initiating therapy when there is evidence of moderate immunologic
Among the proposed explanations for this inflammation are an immunologic
reaction against collagen, mutations of collagen gene 1A1, and a viral infection.
Breast-feeding may protect against infection by transmitting maternal antibodies, macrophages, and lymphocytes, or by enhancing immunologic
responses and enlarging the thymus, they said.
test had previously located signs of treponemes on one bone from the bear.
Overall, the book provides a wealth of information on the progress made in understanding the molecular, immunologic
, and genetic aspects of prion diseases and the laboratory methods used to study them.
In addition to meeting nutritional needs, breast milk provides numerous immunologic
, developmental, psychologic, economic, and practical advantages.