Infection Connection- How Organisms Drive the Autoimmune Process

Objectives:

1. Defining Post-Infectious Syndrome: Understanding its symptoms, diagnosis, and
prevalence.

2. Autoimmune Diseases Connection: How post-infectious syndrome can trigger or exacerbate autoimmune
responses.

3. Clinical Implications: Strategies for diagnosing and managing these interconnected conditions.

Description: We will explore the emerging scientific and clinical evidence suggesting that post-infectious
syndrome may trigger or exacerbate molecular mechanisms that lead to more chronic issues such as
autoimmune disease. These mechanisms include molecular mimicry, bystander activation, and dysregulation of
our innate anti-inflammatory response hormones.