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Elevated IL-12 + IL-17?

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

  1. Vitalic

    Vitalic Senior Member

    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

    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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