This Gene Mutation Breaks the Immune System. Why Has It Survived?

In Greenland in January 2021, a child just under two years old was sick—very sick. And his doctors couldn’t figure out why. He was feverish, vomiting, having seizures. Meningitis was suspected to be the cause; a tuberculosis diagnosis was also being tossed around. The child was transferred to Copenhagen—to Rigshospitalet, the largest hospital in Denmark—for further evaluation.

By March, the child’s doctors were no closer to figuring out why he wasn’t getting better. So they reached out to Trine Mogensen, a professor of immunology at Aarhus University in Denmark. “It was really unclear what this infection was. And there was no evidence of bacterial infection or tuberculosis,” Mogensen says. Stumped,

→ Continue reading at Wired - Science

More from author

Related posts

Advertisment

Latest posts

The Horrifying Problem With the Way Web Design and Development Is Taught

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I heard something horrifying at a networking event. This particular event focused on having...

5 Business-Expanding Benefits of Collaborative Book Publications

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Entrepreneurs often overlook the power of participating in a collaborative book publication. However, the...

Century 21 is staging a comeback

The retailer, which sold designer clothing at bargain basement prices, is reopening in spring 2023 at its former location near the World Trade Center...