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DO ANY DRUGS INTEREFERE WITH TESTS FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The CRP is virtually always normal in avn. Trauma is the most common cause of avn.

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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Close to 30% of patients will have positive ana. If you did not have symptoms of autoimmune disease, it is not clear to me why this was performed. Od ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Ask your doctor: Hashimoto's thyroidits is an autoimmune disease where there are antibodies to the thyroid gland. Other antibodies such as ANA may develop along with t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Many autoimmune diseases can be treated with medicines that reduce autoimmunity -- many of which may also reduce the immune system's infection-fightin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: A very interesting question. Anything that affects the immune system increases risk. For example Cocaine abusers run a higher risk of vasculitis.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tests: A complete CBC , sed rate and CRP values as well as anti nuclear antibodies would be basic tests needed for diagnosis of an autoimmune disease auto im ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: And the variety and complexity of these tests is increasing rapidly as we learn more about the immune system.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohsin Reza
Specializes in Family Medicine
Autoimmune: Autoimmunity is an immune response directed against an antigen normally present within your body. Autoimmune disease is a pathologic condition. There ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not even close: There are no low cost biosimilar drugs that have any value. All biologics are still under patent protection so no generics are available.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO- Not cheap 4 sure: I don't know if there will be new & effective drugs to treat autoimmune disease within 5 years but if there are I am certain they will NOT be chea ... Read More
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