Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, May 29th, 1995
Environmental factors, infectious agents in particular, have been implicated in the triggering of autoantibody production in the host. Mycobacteria are among the microorganisms that are known to cause significant enhancement in autoantibodies during the first weeks of infection.
"The degree of mycobacteria-induced autoantibody production varies widely in different hosts, which has suggested that the phenomenon depends on the host genetic make-up," researcher A. Bras et al. wrote ("Mycobacteria-Induced...
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