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  1. JasonPerth

    Immunophenotyping/Cells Test Results

    Recent Results attached, Im 27M The last month has been the worst for me, my brain fog is extreme and im very fatigued. Ive never felt worse with this illness then i do right now Yet all these markers that supposingly show Low markers for many with CFS are standard and normal for me. Is this...
  2. SWAlexander

    SARS-CoV-2 triggering autoimmune diseases

    Sorry if this has already been posted. Highlight • SARS-CoV-2, the cause of the pandemic coronavirus disease, causes dysregulation of an immune response. • Infection of respiratory epithelium by virus triggers both innate and acquired immunity that led to the immune system's hyperactivation. •...
  3. B

    QuantiFERON-TB Gold was positive

    Mary, a senior female, had a followup appt with her PCP today. PCP is young, inexperienced but trying to do things the right way. Mary had labs done for a rheumatologist. Quite comprehensive, but a couple surprises. She had a positive result for IgG P41 (Borrelia) on Lyme Test. It was the...