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What is the role of antigens in the immune system

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Hypothetical: Different people have different immune responses and immune response is under genetic control. Most people would have an adequate immune response unde... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
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
Dr. Herbert Hoover
General Practice 51 years experience
Tumors excape immune: Tumors grow in the body if the immune system is not potent enough to destroy them. The hope is that immune stimulant therapies will be available to h... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Simnad
Neurology 28 years experience
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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
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 16-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. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Immunity: In a nutshell protects your body against external and internal harmful invaders
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
General Practice 40 years experience
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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