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What are the causes of a autoimmune disease?

What are the causes of a autoimmune disease?

Genetics and enviro: It is a combination of genetics and the right enviromental triggers. We do not know all these triggers yet, but some people may the genes, but never have them turned on despite being exposed to a trigger. Hope that helps. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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 unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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What is a good textbook that has a comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases/disorders, and an overview of associated autoantibodies?

What is a good textbook that has a comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases/disorders, and an overview of associated autoantibodies?

Search on-line: You can obtain all of this information on-line. Just search for it. There are great site from mayo clinic to webmd and several others. ...Read more

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Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Too numerous: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune diseases?

Varied symptoms: Each autoimmune disease can present with multiple symptoms.common ones are rashes, joint pains, hair loss, ulcers in the mouth, irregular menstrual cycles, , photosensitivity, joint swelling etc. Usually its constellation of of signs and symptoms that suggest autoimmune disease.Then it is confirmed by blood tests ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Are vascular conditions a disease or a symptom of another disease?

Too broad: The question is too broad.Vascular disease could be venous or arterial. Arterial disease is more frequent with certain medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride, smokers, family history. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in hypothyroidism and tests for other autoimmune diseases?

What type of doctor specializes in hypothyroidism and tests for other autoimmune diseases?

Endocrinologist: Endocrinologist and they are capable to order the test necessary to make the correct diagnosis including the test for autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

Are Crohn's disease, tuberculosis and sarcoidosis all different types of auto-immune diseases?

No: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease but is not strictly speaking autoimmune. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease caused by mycobacterium tuberculosis. Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that we don't quite know the cause of. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer?

No : It is an autoimmune disorder that can affect multiple organs. It is not cancer. ...Read more

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Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

Is azotemia a kind of infectious disease?

No: Azotemia causes high levels of nitrogen-containing compounds. ...Read more

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What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

What kind of diseases or isorders could cause both symptoms of hypothyroidism and juvenile idiopathic arthritis? Or is one a complication of the other

Autoimmune disorders: Both juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypothyroidism (caused by thyroiditis) can have autoimmune etiology. There is increased incidence of hypothyroidism in patients with jia when compared to matched normal controls. Another autoimmune disorder celiac bowel disease is also increased in jia. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

See below: Celiac disease, crohn, ulcerative colitis and auto-immune hepatitis are common auto-immune GI disorders. Check out the website given below: http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/autoimmune-disorders/autoimmue-digestive-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an autoimmune disease?

Unknown: It is part genetics and part and enviromental factors.----we do not all these yet, but research is trying to identify these so that we can potential develop better drugs. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of pathogenic diseases, hereditary diseases, deficiency diseases and physiological diseases?

Site protocol: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on a medical problem and ask a related but clear question. We are not a shortcut for homework assignments, or a library reference section. For that you need to consult your local library or text books. ...Read more

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Which type of doctors treats autoimmune diseases?

Depends on disease: That depends on the type of disease. Primary care doctors may be able to treat most of them. Endocrinologists specialize in autoimmune thyroid disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Ophthalmologists specialize in autoimmune eye diseases. Immunologists specialize in diseases from low immune system function. Rheumatologists specialize in systemic diseases due to increased immune system function. Etc. ...Read more

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Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Are vascular conditions a common complication of lung disease?

Yes for some lung dz: Any condition that causes pulmonary hypertension (emphysema/copd, sleep apnea, fibrosis, scleroderma, etc) can lead to cor pulmonale (right-heart failure) which stagnates venous flow and cause liver problems. Cancer or infection of the lung can sometimes lead to dic, a life-threatening condition in which clots block small blood vessels all over the body. ...Read more

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Will a typical blood panel for autoimmune diseases detect graves disease?

Will a typical blood panel for autoimmune diseases detect graves disease?

Need specific test: You need to be testing for graves disease - there is no shotgun test for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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What is a good book that lists autoimmune diseases/disorders and their associated autoantibodies?

Wikipedia.: Probably best to look this up on line. Wikipedia has a pretty good article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/autoantibody. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more