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Garth L Nicolson, PhD  
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Huntington Beach, CA

Specialties: Internal Medicine, molecular biology

Interests: neurodegenerative disease
The Institute for Molecular Medicine
Department of Molecular Pathology
Hungtington Beach, CA
My Posts
Dec 15, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 4
The Ureaplasma (a mycoplasma) infection could still be a problem. Similar Mycoplasma infections are often found in rheumatic diseases, such as RA, where over one-half of patients have such infections. These infections are very difficult to completely suppress, and most patients with them suffer from relapses due to persistence of the infection after treatme...
Dec 15, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 7
High ANA values can occur in patients with cancer when the cancer cells are dying due to rapid growth without an adequate blood supply to deliver oxygen, nutrients, etc. and removal of waste products from cells. Tumors can reach only a small size (a few mm in diameter) without an adequate blood supply, a process called angiogenesis. If they continue to grow...
Dec 07, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 3
The supplement that you mention has been used but with mixed results, so we are careful about recommending it. Also, many of the supplements are useful, but not for everyone. Not all patients respond to the supplements listed as useful, but in general, most do respond positively. The Marshall protocol is difficult to follow for most patients, and not all...
Dec 07, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 5
I am not sure why your surgeon has come to the conclusion that it is not at all related to your surgery, except possibly that no one wants to take any responsibility. If the events occurred soon after anesthesia and surgery but never before, then it is something to consider.
Dec 07, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 1
It is certainly quite possible, especially since your RA factor is rising. Of course, it really depends on a number of factors, which are discussed on the following websites: Autoimmune neuropathies Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments and ... Autoimmune neuropathies information including symptoms, diagnosis, misdiagnosis, treatment, causes, patient stories, ...
Dec 07, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 1
I am not sure I can reasonably answer your question. You should ask your MS physician if he/she thinks that the shingles vaccine is appropriate. With Stage IIIC OC, this should not be your primary health concern.
Dec 07, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 1
If immune suppression is occurring (this can happen if you have a chronic infection that suppresses the immune system), this could explain the lower WBC. There are some other treatment options listed on these websites: http://www.cidpusa.org/treatment.html http://www.beverlyhillsneurology.com/neuropathytreatment.html If chronic bacterial infection(s...
Dec 06, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 1
Systemic lupus, Sjogrens, and Reynauds all show very high prevalences of chronic infections, and vasculitis is caused by infection of the vascular endothelial cells that line the blood vessels. Thus your main problem may be one or more chronic infections. This is not to discount the high levels of heavy metals, because they often go hand-in-hand in our stu...
Dec 06, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 2
Yes, it could. Other glands besides the tear glands (causing the characteristic symptom of eye dryness and eye irritation, decreased tear production, a "gritty" sensation that can become inflamed) in Sjögren's syndrome include those of the lining of the breathing passages (leading to lung infections) and the vagina (sometimes causing pain duri...
Dec 06, 2012 in the Autoimmune Disorders Expert Forum - 2
Yes, it could. Other glands besides the tear glands (causing the characteristic symptom of eye dryness and eye irritation, decreased tear production, a "gritty" sensation that can become inflamed) in Sjögren's syndrome include those of the lining of the breathing passages (leading to lung infections) and the vagina (sometimes causing pain duri...