quarta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2014

Inflamação ou Resposta Imunológica – um artigo ( em inglês) do Dr. Casanova

 This year I have been able to attend a large number of congresses all over the world. One thing that has struck me is how some people within the medical field use terminology inappropriately. Probably the major culprit is the interchangeable use of inflammatory and immune response. These are specific terms with different meanings. In autism there is little evidence for inflammation but mounting evidence of immune mediated mechanisms. Sometimes these processes make their appearance in tandem, or even work together; however, we should keep their distinguishing characteristics in mind when looking for a cause or trying to design a therapeutic intervention. (…)

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