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A 35-year-old member asked:

why can't people with auto-immune diseases donate marrow?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Harms the recipient: When marrow stem cells are transplanted, the immune system of the donor is transplanted into the recipient. That could result in the auto-immune disease of the donor becoming a problem for the recipient. That would be on top of the risk of graft versus host disease that all patients face after transplant.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Anybody know anything about auto immune diseases causes?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Maternal-fetal cells: Current theories focus on maternal-fetal cell trafficking (either as a fetus or as a mother); cells cross the placenta and lodge in various tissues of the other person, waiting to cause inflammation and "autoimmunity" down the line (possibly triggered by viruses, radiation, stress, genetic predisposition or interplay of the above).
A 43-year-old member asked:

Can you get two auto immune diseases at once?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Possible, Not common: One can always have two diseases at the same time, but typically physicians look for one disease with the combination of symptoms patients present with. There can be "overlap" between the symptoms of various auto-immune diseases, so its best to see a well trained rheumatologist to help with your diagnosis.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have two auto immune diseases at one time?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Sure!: In fact, once you have one autoimmune disease you are at risk to develop another one or more.
Willowbrook, IL
A 69-year-old female asked:

Could you recommend at physician in chicago for auto immune diseases?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Go to the: University of chicago web site for rheumatologists.
Sedalia, MO
A 39-year-old female asked:

Are schmorles nodes linked to auto immune diseases?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Not typically and : They can be seen in various scenarios.

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