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what is the role of antigens in the immune system

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Antigen or antibody: While it is true that some immune suppressed people have a delayed antibody response to an infection, detecting an antigen or, more likely, dna or RNA ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Complex: Many ways immune system is involved. Prevalent theory that "immune surveillance" is keeping cancers from developing in healthy people. That is one rea ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Your hyperactive...: Your hyperactive immune system is reacting aberrantly to microbial debris from your gut. Some strong genetic tendencies trigger this autoimmune respo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
27 years experience Neurology
Pivotal role: This is a complex and not fully understood aspect of ms. Certain immune cell population recognize proteins in the insulation coating surround nerve f ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
What is bv??: Please avoid using abbreviations...they can only mislead us and waste time. Give us the symptoms and we can help you in one try!
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Like any other foreign agent (bacteria or virus) that is introduced into your body, your immune system and bacterial load determine whether or not you ... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Doormen: I tell my patients that tonsils are like doorman at a fancy hotel. They are there to alert the body to "what's coming in". They say to mr. Pea and mr. ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: More so in the lower segments of the intestine much of our immune system's cells reside along the gut wall in the form of Peyer's Patches to process a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immunity: In a nutshell protects your body against external and internal harmful invaders
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Cells,tissues,organs: The immune system is a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend the body against attacks. Lymphoid organs (produce white bl ... Read More
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