Immunology Parasites helpful
Are parasites helpful in treating autoimmune diseases?
I read that in some cases suppression of autoimmune processes was revealed, but this is still at the stage of animal experiments
How is it possible? I think that is mostly an exception.
Well, in fact, if they suppress the excessive activity of the immune system, by analogy with immunosuppressants, or reconfigure it, changing the activity of the helper cells
@argentum nonreliable drug, I assume) The parasites should be under a strict control in an organism.
I agree with you
@argentum In fact, it is no longer only at the research stage. After research at Tufts University showed positive results, I believe doctors are now using parasitic worms to treat Crohn's disease.
Thanks everyone 😀
@argentum I'll try to answer. Here they are:
- ascaris (Ascaris lumbricoides)
- whipworm (Trichuris sus)
- hookworm (Anclostoma duodenale or Necator americanus)
And they are used today as a treatment for Crohn's Disease.
@morphism Interesting, but as far as I know they seriously damage the liver, how is this problem solved? ascaris can still damage the lungs and cause suffocation during migration
@argentum Maybe it depends on some "kind of dosage"? And at the same time they can add some antiparasitic medications
@argentum it sounds overcomplicated for me) It looks like it's better to avoid this way and use smth not so dangerous...