Presented by: Christopher Bump, DC, MS, IFMCP, CNS, DABCN
The incidence of autoimmune conditions is rapidly rising, and viral agents have been implicated in the onset of many of these conditions. Epstein Barr Virus, (EBV). The relation between these herpes class viruses and autoimmune diseases involves numerous mechanisms including molecular mimicry, epitope spreading, and direct bystander activation. The association between the herpes class viruses and of autoimmune will be described in this lecture, with focus on EBV. Based on the most recent research studies, this session will discuss the nature of herpes virus infection, its pathophysiology, as well as prevalence. An algorithm for diagnostics will be described and useful insights into clinical application and therapeutics.