So I was reading a post over at the Lupus Foundation of America website (http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_learnaffects.aspx?articleid=2302&zoneid=526). The article said the following:
"Like other autoantibodies in systemic lupus, antiphospholipid antibodies can come and go in an individual. There are many ways to measure these antibodies, and different methods may not always give the same result."
Is this really true and accurate? Do antibodies "come and go." And if so, where do they go when they aren't making trouble for all of us?
I would ask the same question about other antibodies, say, the ones we build up when we get a flu vaccination. Is is accurate to say they "GO" somewhere when they're not needed? Or are they always in circulation, but turned "OFF" for the time being? How does that work?