Psychoneuroendocrinology 2017 May 17;82:140-154. Epub 2017 May 17.
Department of Infection and Immunity, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Esch-sur-Alzette, L-4354, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Electronic address:
Early life adversity (ELA) is associated with a higher risk for diseases in adulthood. Although the pathophysiological effects of ELA are varied, there may be a unifying role for the immune system in all of the long-term pathologies such as chronic inflammatory disorders (autoimmune diseases, allergy, and asthma). Recently, significant efforts have been made to elucidate the long-term effects ELA has on immune function, as well as the mechanisms underlying these immune changes. Read More