Fighting Inflammation with Inflammation

Rick KapurSanquin-scientist Rick Kapur published that inflammatory conditions such as ITP, Arthritis and TRALI can be treated with antibodies against red blood cells by inflicting inflammation.

This suggests that anti-red blood cell antibodies can function as IVIg in inflammatory disorders. He conducted this work with his former Canadian coworkers.

At Sanquin Rick continues to work on ITP, TRALI and other immunohematologic conditions. Read the paper and the editor’s summary at Science Translational Medicine.