Shadow Self Portrait Immune Cell Tie

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Shadow Self Portrait Immune Cell Tie

60.00

Beautiful satin tie of an original painting by Kathleen Sluka “Shadow Self Portrait”. The painting shows a variety of immune cells being held in place by hands coming out of the shadows to represent inflammatory arthritis conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. Perfect gift for your favorite rheumatologist, immunologist, or science lover.

Each item is custom printed and signed by the artist. Shipping time is 1-2 weeks. Items are shipped by USPS first class mail. If you need this sooner please contact me directly for rush shipping prices.

Description: This painting shows a variety of immune cells that would be found in inflamed joints like rheumatoid arthritis. The hands are coming out of the shadows to hold the inflammation down. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that is characterized by joint inflammation and has associated pain and stiffness. It primarily affects the small joints of the hands and feet. While the cause is unknown, there are good treatments that minimize the swelling and accompanying pain. If untreated people get significant joint damage and deformities. Thanks to great science over the last 20 years, this is rarely observed. These immune cells are attracted to the joints and secrete cytokines, substances known to enhance the inflammatory process. Known as an autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis is the result of an immune system attacking its own tissues.

All items are custom made and usually mail within 1-2 weeks. If you need it faster, please contact me for quotes on express processing, shipping, and costs.

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