Autoimmune diseases affect about 10% of the world population. Their induction is due to a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors that affect the functioning of the immune system through various mechanisms.
Among these environmental factors are infectious pathogens, which may not only assault and weaken the body and the immune system, but which could also induce autoimmunity through the molecular mimicry between the pathogenic viruses and many human tissues.
This mimicry could cause an immune reaction in which antibodies produced against viral antigens may also attack the body’s own tissues. Subsequent viral infections are thought to cause exacerbation of the disease by further activation of the immune response against viral and self-antigens.
Three viruses, in particular, have been identified as the major players and contributors towards inflamm- ation and autoimmune disorders: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6).
Autoimmune Viral Trio panel detects the possible role of three viruses in a variety of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders including Long COVID,
SARS-CoV-2, Epstein-Barr Virus and Human Herpes Type 6
When should I use
Initial symptoms of Autoimmunity may include fatigue, aching tendons or muscles, inflammation, and low fever but also consider for patients with suboptimal health and innocuous symptoms