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Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Primer on rheumatic diseases.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Autoimmunity: Because the bodies on defense system (antibodies) are attacking itself and recognizing "self" as foreign.....Which is very dangerous.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Antibodies in both.: The easiest way to look at it is that if someone has allergies, his/her body makes antibodies against things he/she is exposed to (meds, foods, pollen ... Read More
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Allergies: Allergy is a form of an immune disorder. It is not an autoimmune disorder. . It is a form of hypersensitivity to common harmless allergens. It is me ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
37 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: It depends on the disease, what medications you are on, what your blood count is, and which disease. Check with your local red cross blood donation c ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
52 years experience Rheumatology
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Yes. Hydroxy Chloroquine is used in many autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens , juvenile inflammatory arthritis, crest ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Common yes normal no: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositi ... Read More
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Dr. John Scuba
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Autoimmune: There is no way one can learn about autoimmune disorders without spending some time learning about a normal immune system. Find a basic book on the im ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Some can but it vari: Yes they can. It depends on the type of autoimmune disorder and the extent of activity. Each person with an autoimmune disease has a different type o ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Not a problem for most people there's a very small amount of people who have celiac Sprue gluten or gluten sensitivity or allergy
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