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What are autoimmune diseases

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Self-immunity: These are problems in which your immune system is making antibodies against your own tissues. See your doctor to start the evaluation for what the spe ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Excess immune stimul: A manifestation of excess immune stimulation which leads to inflammation of your tissues- myelin in ms, joints in ra... The immune stress can be envi ... Read More
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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for u ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye: Autoimmune disease affecting the eye include: Sjögren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis. More info at creme ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Several!: First, all inflammatory autoimmune diseases can increase serum fibrinogen, the major clotting factor-hence they all can increase the chance for a clot ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
SLE, APLS.: Systemic lupus erythematosus and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome may cause unheralded blood clots during pregnancy. Both of these can lead to fetal ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Too general: There are literally scores of autoimmune diseases. Your question needs to be more specific.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Alopecia areata (AA): AA is an autoimmune destruction of hair follicles in a patchy distribution in the scalp. See a dermatologist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Those ones: Gluten, corn, salt, refined grains, trans fats: once hailed as a healthy alternative to butter, frozen meals, fast food, breakfast cereal, candy, soda ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Body attacks itself: Autoimmunity is when the infection-fighting system turns against the body. Examples include many cases of hypothyroidism, some joint problems (rheumat ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on field : For general diseases in all fields these are some if the most common: SLE, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Difficult to know: There are many different autoimmune diseases, and each fits into separate categories. Many create arthritis, kidney failure, rashes, hepatitis, etc. ... Read More
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