Stress & Organ Specific Autoimmunity: A Complex Interrelationship

Stress & Organ Specific Autoimmunity: A Complex Interrelationship

Overview Article The evidence for stress contributing to the onset and course of autoimmune disease is circumstantial and the mechanisms by which stress affects autoimmune disease remain poorly understood. The best evidence for an effect of stress on the development of an autoimmune disorder is the well-known relationship between the clinical onset of Graves’ hyperthyroidism, […]

Caleb Parry and the Relationship Between Hyperthyroidism and Stress

Caleb Parry and the Relationship Between Hyperthyroidism and Stress

Historical Perspectives   The disease that we commonly call Graves’ disease, or Basedow’s disease in part of Europe, was actually described by Caleb Parry many years before Graves’ published a description of hyperthyroidism and ophthalmopathy. Caleb Parry was a British physician born October 21st 1755, who worked in Bath. He was a busy General Practitioner, […]