How could the immune cells that are responsible for allergies be singled out and eliminated?
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Darko SavicOct 14, 2021
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How could the memory immune cells that are driving allergies be identified and eliminated without irreparable harm to the organism?
The idea is that the allergen was wrongfully identified as a pathogen and memory cells were formed in the process. Could removing these memory cells in the absence of the allergen reset the mistake? The next time the allergen is encountered there would be no memory of it. This would be a new chance for the immune system to correctly consider it benign.