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are people with autoimmune diseases susceptible to sepsis

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: They are usually immunocompromised.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: It depends if you are medications to supress your immune system or not.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: people with pulmonary condigions are at high risk for serious complications with COVID-19 infection.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
26 years experience Palliative Care
Somewhat : The biggest issue is more the medicines you take to control your autoimmune disease. They suppress your immune system to keep your body from attacking ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: If the infection is not under control. If HIV is well treated and viral load undetectable, CD4 count normal, then the risk is less.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diixa Patel
15 years experience Infectious Disease
Immunity: Severe malnutrition leads to reduced immune function and therefore decreased ability to fight infections.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some times: You know the flu is a virus it could affect any place in the body and joints are no exceptions, the healthy joints are more enduring than the sick jo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Gallbladder disease is more likely to occur in females, those over 40, women of childbearing age, pregnant women, and those who are overweight.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
No.: Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Immunosuppressed: Immunosuppressed individuals, e.g., aids, transplant recipients, premature newborns are more susceptible to pathogenic effects of cmv.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Get excellent...: control of blood sugars !!
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brittany Chan
9 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: Hiv is a virus that attacks a person's CD4 t-cells, a special kind of cell that is crucial for the body's immune system. As the disease progresses, t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many others!: Sjogren's and mctd will do this commonly!
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Wrong word: Melanin is producted by skin cells in response to sun light and is responsible for darkening the skin. Melatonin is a hormone that has been linked i ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hodgkins disease has a bimodal distribution occurring most commonly in people between 15 and 30 and again between 75 and 90.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
High sugars: prevent white cells from fighting infections
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott McLean
34 years experience Clinical Genetics
No. You are safe.: People with huntington disease (hd) have inherited a genetic mutation in a specific gene right at the tip of one of their 4th chromosomes. They can't ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: Down syndrome and various bone marrow failur syndromes can increase the risk for aml. Also chronic leukemia and melody spastic syndrome can increase ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The blood vessels can be involved in rheumatoid arthritis. If the RA patient develops inflammation of blood vessels (vasculitis), the arteries feeding ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
POOR CLEARANCE OF: Secretions increases chances for infection.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Those who have had rheumatic fever.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Multiple: There are multiple possible reasons. To start with, leukemia may be the result of decreased immune surveillance, so these patients may be at risk for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
24 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Diminished imuunity: Patients with chronic bronchitis may have a diminished immune system, or a decrease in immune system activity depending on other medical illness. Thu ... Read More
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