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Am I More Likely Than Average To Have Another Autoimmune Disease
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
Possibly: This can happens in some individuals.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can occur: This can occur on occasion.Get a more detailed answer ›
If I suffer from one type of autoimmune disease, can it be likely that i'll be susceptible to others?
One factor: A positive ANA is one of the many factors in making a diagnosis of an auto-immune disorder. For example a diagnosis of lupus requires four factors out of a list of eleven. You may consult this site for more information: http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria ...Read more
Not really.: Having an autoimmune disease can make you more susceptable to many infections especially if you are treated with immunosuppressive drugs such as corticosteroids like prednisone. You are not more likely to get MRSA or clostridium difficile unless you are taking antibiotics or are in a hospital or nursing home or if you are exposed to people with these infections. ...Read more
Can + ANA of 1:1280 speckled be solely the reslt of hving hashimotos? Or depnding on other symptms, is it likely to be from anther autoimmune disease?
Related: ANA of 1:1280 speckled pattern could develop in relation to many autoimmune conditions including hashimoto's disease. It is not specific to a certain condition, however. Could you have another autoimmune condition in addition to hashimoto's? Possible, but this ANA does not necessarily point to that. ...Read more
I have many MS symptoms. Would i more likely have it since i already have had 2 autoimmune diseases?
MS unlikely: At your age, it is very rare for MS to begin, and more likely, other problems would explain your symptoms. It is also unusual, but not impossible, to have 2 autoimmune disorders, one being MS. Not sure why there is a question of autoimmune disease of brain, and perhaps your physician can help uncover a precise diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom had an autoimmune disease, mg, are her children more likely to get an autoimmune disease as well?
Unlikely: Myasthenia gravis is an acquired autoimmune disease affecting women more often. There does not seem to be clearcut heredity in many cases, and unlikely to afflict other family members usually. Hard to predict who will get which autoimmune disorder but our work will hla typing will one day point the way. ...Read more
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
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