Stimulated Immune Response by TruCulture ® Whole Blood Assay in Patients With European Lyme Neuroborreliosis: A Prospective Cohort Study

ConclusionIn this exploratory cohort study, we found lower or similar concentrations of circulating cytokines in blood from patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis at time of diagnosis compared with references. The stimulated cytokine release in blood from patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis was in general slightly lower than in the references. Specific patterns of low IL-12 and IFN-γ indicated low Th1-response and low concentrations of IL-17A did not support a strong Th17 response. Our results suggest that patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis elicit a slightly suppressed or impaired immune response for the investigated stimulations, however, whether the response normalizes remains unanswered.
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

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