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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably Not: Autoimmune diseases are best treated by rheumatologists in conjunction with one's pcp.

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Rheumatologists: Rheumatologists treat most autoimmune diseases. Diseases that only affect 1 part of the body may be treated by other specialists, as in Crohn's (gastr ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on disease: That depends on the type of disease. Primary care doctors may be able to treat most of them. Endocrinologists specialize in autoimmune thyroid disease ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tania Dempsey
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Several specialists: Depending on what the autoimmune disease is and what part of the body is affected, you can see a variety of different specialists: rheumatologists, de ... Read More
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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : It depends on what autoimmune disorder and which organs are affected. If i get a positive ANA test on someone i usually refer to a rheumatologist to ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Go to the: University of chicago web site for rheumatologists.
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Dr. Cheryl Winchell
51 years experience Family Medicine
Most : Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But some people will have sugar in their urine with normal b ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Hi! that terminology on the ct scan is usually seen in patients over 65 and is often related to a history of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune : Start with your internist. Other specialists that deal with autoimmunity are endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and specialists in allergy and immuno ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune syste ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
17 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: This is true for most of the drugs used for an autoimmune disease.
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