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Date of Publish: 04/10/1999

The role of metals in autoimmunity

Stejskal J, Stejskal V. Neuroendocrinology Letters 1999; 20:351-364
Can metal allergy make the body attack itself? This article reviews the scientific studies into the subject so far, and looks at how metal allergy can play a role in conditions like multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). It also discusses the role of inflammation-induced changes in the hypotalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis as a possible explanation of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), depression and other psychosomatic symptoms observed in these diseases.

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