We're starting to learn about auto-antibodies, autoimmune marker sequelae in a small cohort w/ severe #COVID19. Still much unknown ?s :#LongCovid, mild infections, antigen, role of virus reservoir or remnants w/
NEW: Some survivors of Covid-19 carry worrying signs that their immune system has turned on the body, reminiscent of potentially debilitating diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
This is absolutely fascinating! Well done and 🙏 Xoxo, #LongTermCovid #LTC19 #LongCovid #CountLongCovid Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus
Detection of autoantibodies in COVID survivors that target self antigens rather than the virus. Implications for Long COVID? Lots more to learn here. Really interesting piece by #chatbiology
Worrisome—Some survivors of #COVID19 carry signs that their immune system turns on body, reminiscent of debilitating diseases like lupus & rheumatoid arthritis. In some patients, body’s defense system shifts into attacking itself, rather than the virus. 🧵
4) “I’m not surprised, but it’s interesting to see that it’s really happening,” said Akiko Iwasaki () an immunologist at Yale University. “It’s possible that even moderate to mild disease may induce this kind of antibody response.”
Some survivors of Covid-19 carry worrying signs that their immune system has turned on the body, reminiscent of autoimmune diseases like lupus.
Some survivors of Covid-19 carry worrying signs that their immune system has turned on the body, reminiscent of autoimmune diseases like lupus.
Some Covid Long Haulers Have Auto Antibodies That Attack their own Body, not Virus (similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients). Unclear if they may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.
A quick thread on what this new article showing worrying signs of autoimmunity in some Covid-19 patients means 1/6
Some Covid-19 “long haulers” may have antibodies that attack their own DNA, perhaps explaining their lingering problems months after their initial illness has resolved.
It's a complicated topic, so please read the article for full explanations and caveats. Many thanks to Matthew Woodruff and the Emory team, and Ann Rothstein. 6/6
Super interesting reporting from self-attacking antibodies that might arise from infection
Potential mechanism for COVID long haulers? We need more research but appreciate the insight from ⁦⁩ and colleagues. via
Check out this NYT story about our latest manuscript in pre-print! Yet another reason to #WearAMask... Also please consider referring patients with persistent/unexplained post-COVID sx to a dedicated COVID clinic! There is a lot we don't yet understand.
"Experts said the researchers who carried out the study are known for their careful, meticulous work," according to coverage about a new Emory study finding that some #COVID19 survivors have #antibodies that attack the body, not the virus
Immunologist and lupus expert Ann Marshak-Rothstein, MD, is among those studying the immune response to the #coronavirus. She tells and if autoantibodies turn out to be long-lasting, #COVID19 survivors may have lifelong problems.
Imagine contracting #COVID19 and upon recovering the antibodies that were generated go autoimmune on you. The antibodies attack-you. #pandemic #longhaulers #autoimmune #SARSCoV2
It's not good news, but fortunately, there are things we can do about it. From for
Some #Covid19 Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not #Coronavirus, by rva_nyc via
Evidence of misguided immune response through production of autoantibodies (suggestive of processes which also occur in conditions such as lupus & rheumatoid arthritis): might explain some #LongCovid cases. NB From pre-print: paper not yet peer-reviewed
Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus: New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But pts may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases via
Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus: New research found ‘autoantibodies’ similar to those in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis patients. But patients may also benefit from treatments for those autoimmune diseases.
Some Covid Survivors Have Antibodies That Attack the Body, not Virus