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High Salt-Intake and Autoimmunity

The incidence of auto-immune diseases has dramatically increased in the past 50 years and the concern that environmental exposures have contributed to this increase is broadly suspected. However, it is very hard to pin-point to an individual factor. …

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Venus, Sjogren’s and the Kidney

The Williams sisters put yet another Wimbledon doubles tittle into their trophy case over the weekend.  This, just hours after Serena had won the singles competition.  Pretty impressive. In reading the coverage I learned that during the last…

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IgG-4 associated kidney disease

We heard a very interesting presentation today on autoimmune pancreatitis and concurrent systemic disease. The pathogenesis is felt to be related to IgG-4 producing plasma cells, and has now been linked to numerous systemic disease manifestations. The case…

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