Immunology

Delaying antiretroviral therapy reduces immunologic health

Delaying antiretroviral therapy reduces immunologic health

Initiating ART within 12 months of the estimated date of seroconversion was linked to a lower risk of AIDS and reduced T-cell activation.

First neonatal SCID screening test approved by FDA

First neonatal SCID screening test approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first FDA-cleared test to screen for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns.

Newly discovered protein may be key to psoriasis Tx

Newly discovered protein may be key to psoriasis Tx

AhR signaling in nonhematopoietic cells plays a pivotal role in prevention of excessive skin inflammation.

Depression lowers efficacy of shingles vaccine

Depression lowers efficacy of shingles vaccine

Elderly patients with depression have diminished response to the shingles vaccine, but antidepressants may help.

Gluten-free diet or vitamin D supplementation for psoriasis?

Gluten-free diet or vitamin D supplementation for psoriasis?

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Would it be beneficial to give suprapharmacologic doses of vitamin D3 in cases of severe psoriasis?

Sunlight can help kids avoid asthma

Sunlight can help kids avoid asthma

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Summertime may become even more youth-friendly with the recent discovery that the vitamin D produced from sun exposure plays a role in protecting against childhood asthma.

When to treat or refer a burn-injured patient

When to treat or refer a burn-injured patient

Guidelines from the American Burn Association provide a reliable road map for the assessment and treatment of these challenging injuries

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