Hey I am perplexed...while researching parasites I came upon research regarding using helminthic therapy to treat autoimmune issues---the thinking is that parasites originally served a purpose and part of reason for explosion of AI issues in N.A. etc is because we live too pristine of a life. They use hookworms and whipworms for treatment! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helminthic_therapy What I don't understand then is why plaquenil is also used for AI issues and is an antimalarial. I have found it interesting that its quietly used without any big explanation of why they are killing bugs for the treatment of lupus or sjogrens etc or ms... kill the bugs or keep the bugs? which way do we go? or somehow do both.......!! you know when you have those moments where every thing you thought you knew was wrong.