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Elevated IL-12 + IL-17?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Vitalic, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Vitalic

    Vitalic Senior Member

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    Hey, just got latest blood work back and one observation is that IL-12 and IL-17 are both significantly elevated, I know both of these cytokines are associated with autoimmunity but not much more than that. Since it is not something I have seen discussed much before I wondered if anyone could give any general insights onto what the clinical significance of this (if any) might be.

    Background: ME for 6 years + questionable (in my view) Lyme diagnosis
     
  2. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    Both seem to be consistent with Lyme (or Lyme Arthritis in mice anyway, which is the normal animal model for Lyme Disease), but then I´m sure they are consistent with many other conditions too - I don´t think any of these cytokines are biomarkers yet, not even for the type of illness.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016

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