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home:publications:benediktsson_autoimmunity_2010 [06.14.2010]
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-====== ​Abstract ​- Bipolar disorders and autoimmune disease share a similar etiology======+====== ​Poster ​- Bipolar disorders and autoimmune disease share a similar etiology======
  
  
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 **Location:​** Ljubljana, Slovenia\\ **Location:​** Ljubljana, Slovenia\\
 **Date:​** ​ May 2010\\ **Date:​** ​ May 2010\\
 +**Additional Content:​** ​ [[http://​mpkb.org/​_media/​home/​publications/​ica2010_benediktsson.pdf|PDF of poster]]
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 We have been conducting an observational study since 2002 of a VDR agonist along with pulsed low dose antibiotics for treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. Intriguingly,​ many of the study subjects had initially reported comorbid symptoms of cognitive impairment, including brain fog and major depression, consistent with advanced chronic disease. Four patients, who had noted prior diagnoses of bipolar disorder 1 and II, reported significant improvement in bipolar symptoms after therapy. The improvement in mental function was concurrent with improvements in the symptoms of the comorbid autoimmune disease. This is consistent with a shared etiology and strongly suggestive of the involvement of bacterial pathogens. We have been conducting an observational study since 2002 of a VDR agonist along with pulsed low dose antibiotics for treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases. Intriguingly,​ many of the study subjects had initially reported comorbid symptoms of cognitive impairment, including brain fog and major depression, consistent with advanced chronic disease. Four patients, who had noted prior diagnoses of bipolar disorder 1 and II, reported significant improvement in bipolar symptoms after therapy. The improvement in mental function was concurrent with improvements in the symptoms of the comorbid autoimmune disease. This is consistent with a shared etiology and strongly suggestive of the involvement of bacterial pathogens.
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