Immune System

Immunoglobulin for Gullain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barr syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The onset can be very rapid or take few days to few weeks. Symptoms are weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. Sometimes, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body and progress to paralysis. There is no known cure for Guillain-Barr syndrome, but therapies can lessen the severity of the illness and

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Using Vistide on the skin or mouth

Vistide is used intravenously but sometiems pateints are not able to take it intravenously because of kidney disease or otehr complications. Some patients are resistant to toehr therapies. The FDA says: "THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF VISTIDE (cidofovir) HAVE NOT BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR TREATMENT OF OTHER CMV INFECTIONS (SUCH AS PNEUMONITIS OR GASTROENTERITIS), CONGENITAL OR NEONATAL CMV DISEASE, OR CMV DISEASE IN NON-HIV-INFECTED INDIVIDUALS." This is

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ALCAT Testing

The antigen leukocyte cellular antibody test (ALCAT) is a proprietary test created and promoted by American Medical Testing Laboratories and Cell Science Systems, of Deerfield Beach, Florida. It markets this test as a screening test for adverse reactions to specific foods, food additives, food colorings and other chemicals. The test has been reformulated several times. It is generally considered to be an unproven test.  "These results have been

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