Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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T1 to T2 shift

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by ixchelkali, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. ixchelkali

    ixchelkali Senior Member

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    I'm not sure which forum this fits in. Many ME/CFS researchers have noted a shift toward T2-cell in the immune response in ME/CFS patients. I don't remember (brain fog) reading any theories about what causes this shift. Has anyone come across any theories?

    I'm also wondering how that would relate to the theory that ME/CFS is an autoimmune disease.

    It's interesting that women tend to shift to T2 dominance in the 2 weeks preceeding their period. I wonder if that could have anything to do with more women than men having ME/CFS. Women get kind of a double T2 whammy.
     
  2. taniaaust1

    taniaaust1

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    Very interesting.
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    What Cheney says about Th1/Th2 http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/diagnosis/cheneyis.html (I noticed it has been updated this year, I dont know what thou was changed).

    In my own case I have reasons to believe that I was probably Th2 dominant all (or most of my life) before I even got ME.
     
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    Adster Senior Member

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