The spectrum of ASIA: [ 2015 SAGE JOURNAL ]
‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants’ [An adjuvant is a substance that is added to a vaccine to increase the body's immune response to the vaccine.]
'Physicians are often puzzled by enigmatic medical conditions or the abrupt appearance of an immune-mediated disease.....2 weeks after immunization with the flu vaccine, his disease reemerged....'
'This patient’s story illustrates the acceleration of an autoimmune or immune-mediated condition following exposure to external stimuli.'
'During the past year a new syndrome was introduced and termed ASIA, ‘Autoimmune (Auto-inflammatory) Syndrome induced by Adjuvants’.
'This syndrome assembles a spectrum of immune-mediated diseases triggered by an adjuvant stimulus.'
'The use of medical adjuvants has become common practice and substances such as aluminum adjuvant are added to most human and animal vaccines, while the adjuvant silicone is extensively used for breast implants and cosmetic procedures.
Furthermore, ‘hidden adjuvants’ such as infectious material or house molds have also been associated with different immune mediated conditions. The adjuvant effect has been recognized for years, and is broadly …
'studies of animal models and humans demonstrated the ability of some of them to inflict autoimmunity and immune-mediated diseases by themselves'