Chronic viral infections have a profound and lasting impact on the immune system in a similar way to aging. Chronic inflammation that occurs as a result of immune system dysregulation is often seen in diseases associated with aging.
Hepatitis C virus increases the expression of SOCS, dulling the normal immune system response to viral infections. This may explain why Hepatitis C 'hides' in the immune system, leading to a lack of diagnosis in those suffering the infection.
A new study reports people with Hepatitis B are up to 76% more likely to develop Parkinson's disease, and those with Hep C are 51% more likely to develop the disease.
According to a new study, the striatum may be directly affected by inflammation, increasing the risk for depression related symptoms.
A new study reports on which patients may respond best to depression treatments that target glutamate.
A new study reports people with hepatitis C may be at increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
Researchers find about half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia have damage to nerve fibers in their skin and other evidence of SFPN.