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is rosacea an autoimmune disorder

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
probably not: Not thought to be autoimmune, but alcohol use relationship suggested.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: Rosacea affects mainly the face and is not associated with streaks in your nails. Contact your dermatologist again re this problelm.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Health care: You heard correctly BUT the studies are small, based on some unsubstianted self-reports of the other diseases and says NOTHING about causality. There ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Theoretically: Immunoglobulin has a 1/2 life of 30-40 days, thus it could possibly effect the results. But why are you getting ivig? With your diagnoses i suspect ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
33 years experience Bariatrics
Possibly: Obesity, especially severe obesity, causes inflammation which can sometimes cause symptoms of diseases like fibromyalgia. Additionally, new studies s ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I assume you are asking about the cause of autoimmunity. Often it is related to a loss of T cell inhibition. My advice is to Google the question and r ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Body against itself: In some instances the body responds in an aberrant way and destroys its own cells and tissues. The response may consist of auto-antibodies, as in hem ... Read More
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
You can but unusual: Autoimmune disease can be fatal, but some are not even symtpomatic and most can be controlled. We need to categorize you, be certain we agreee wi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
"cellular confusion": Many diseases can be classified as autoimmune (rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, etc) immune system is designed to protect us ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Difficult: The tissues in the body respond to an antigen that acts like a foreign body causing symptoms.

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