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Immune system

Herpes Simplex Virus

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Immune system,

Causes, Symptoms & Treatment The Herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes recurrent viral infections – Type 1 most commonly causes cold sores around the mouth, and Type 2 most commonly causes genital herpes. Both types are ubiquitous and contagious and are transmitted by the shedding of the virus from an infected person. After the initial infection,…

Autoimmune Disease

July 30 2019 By Jarrod Cooper Category: Conditions, Immune system,

Autoimmune disease (AID) refers to a group of chronic inflammatory conditions characterised by an inappropriate immune response in which the immune system produces auto-antibodies to an endogenous antigen. Autoimmune disease may be systemic as with lupus or restricted to certain organs as with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. AID worldwide has significantly increased over the past 20 years…