Lupus: Open Access

Lupus: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1630


Saleh Al-Quraishy

Zoology Department, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

  • Review Article   
    Malariotherapy: The Old-Renewed Immunotherapeutic Candidate for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    Author(s): Mostafa A. Abdel-Maksoud* and Saleh Al-Quraishy

    Therapeutic options for Autoimmune Diseases (ADS) are very limited with no real curable value. The etiology of this category of diseases is not clear however; environmental factors are well known to participate in the development of ADs. Infectious agents like malaria parasites have historically been positively linked with psychiatric and ADs. Jauregg J Wagner has noticed an obvious amelioration in the neurological abnormalities associated with general paralysis of the insane (GPI) when some of his patients have encounter malaria infection and subsequently the term malariotherapy has been introduced. Many years later, Greenwood has noted a lower prevalence of the autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in West Nigerian population and concluded that this low incidence may be a result of immunological modulation resulting from recurrent exposure to Plasmodiu.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2684-1630.19.4.143

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