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what is autoimmune disease

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. 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Body attacks self: Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus are examples where the body attacks itself.The diagnosis is complicated requiring an expert ( typically a rheumatologis ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
An autoimmune : Disease is one that is caused by the immune system reacting against the patient themselves. It is hard to be more speicific, as this can affect a lar ... 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 . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues ... 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.
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Suppression: Blocking the body's immune reaction to its own tissues often requires interference with the immune system itself, either non-specifically with steroid ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: It depends on the autoimmune disease. However; immunosuppresant agents play an important role in controlling the disease.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zorian Trusewych
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Some autoimmune diseases "burn out" over time, when for some reason immune regulation seems to kick in.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Auto immune disease means your body is making proteins against itseld prednisone has antiinflammatory properties and also alters suppresses immunity ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Unknown: What symptoms do you have? Symptoms such as numbness or weakness can be caused by many things. Why was your thyroid removed? If you were found to h ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Cannot predict: Based on the info you gave, it is hard to make a guess on what autoimmune disease you have. Further testing is needed
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