Allergy/autoimmunity link found 04 April 2007
A link between allergic diseases like eczema, and autoimmune diseases has been found by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle.
"Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells," said researcher David Rawlings. "Many autoimmune diseases are caused by self-reactive antibodies produced by such B cells."
Rawlings, the head of ...