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How can I tell if I have an auto immune disease

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 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
51 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
16 years experience Pharmacology
Yes: This is true for most of the drugs used for an autoimmune disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants.
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Dr. Guha Krishnaswamy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Need to be careful : CORVID 19 is a novel virus and more information is coming in every day. In general the response to a virus is neutralizing antibodies which may be def ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Often: Many but far from all autoimmune disease compromise the body's ability to fight infection.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
No evidence: There is no evidence of this.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
No: We need to know your history, your family history and other genetic information. Your physician will help integrate that information but with lab ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cau ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Autoimmune disease: Juvenile dermatomyositis (jdm) is a disease in children that causes skin rash (dermato) and muscle inflammation (myositis), resulting in weak muscles. ... Read More

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