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Doctor insights on: Auto Immune Deficiency Symptoms

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Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Is auto immune deficiency  treatable?

Absolutely: 1st: are you talking about an immune deficiency or an autoimmune disease? Both can be treated but they require different specialists so you need to know your diagnosis before you decide whom to see. ...Read more

Dr. Javier Chinen
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Immune Deficiency (Definition)

Immune deficiency simply means that there is an impairment in your immune system. You may have a decrease in the quantity of antibody(ies) or immune cells or impaired immune response (quality) to many or just a few foreign invaders. The severity varies as are the actual sites of the defects. Frequent infections are the most common presentation (sinus , pulmonary) . ...Read more


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Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Clear definition: Immune deficiency means that there is a defect in the immune system, and the person is more susceptible to have infectious diseases and cancer. There are ways to help be free of infections. Autoimmunity is a disorder in which the immune system attacks one or more of our own organs, due to a defect of regulation/tolerance. Treatment is with medications to suppress the immune responses. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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What causes acute immune deficiency syndrome?

What causes acute immune deficiency syndrome?

HIV: I think you mean "acquired, " not "acute." the cause is HIV infection. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

No: No fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Is diabetes an immune deficiency?

Is diabetes an immune deficiency?

Yes: When the blood sugar level go above 250mg% - the protective cells like neutrophils get lazy... ...Read more

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How would t-helper cell deficiency affect a person's immune system?

How would t-helper cell deficiency affect a person's immune system?

Increased infection: A person with t-helper cell deficiency would see an increase in frequency of infections, mainly viral infections and opportunistic infections. ...Read more

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more

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Can chronic EBV flares cause auto-immune like symptoms?

Can chronic EBV flares cause auto-immune like symptoms?

Yes, in some people: Chronic ebv symptoms vary from person to person. There are many possible symptoms, and some of them do overlap with the type of symptoms seen in auto-immune disorders. Patients with either problem show up with fatigue, fevers, brain fog, aches and pains, etc... ...Read more

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What can cause secondary (acquired) IgM deficiency? Cancer? Infections? Autoimmunity?

What can cause secondary (acquired) IgM deficiency?  Cancer?  Infections?  Autoimmunity?

Acquired is rare: The common primary igm deficiency is genetically transmitted , the acquired ( or secondary ) isolated with out other deficiencies , igm deficiency alone is are , usually due to infections like HIV , whipple's etc. ...Read more

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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases cause hair loss?

Autoimmune Disease: A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes-from skin rashes to weight gain. And often, the most upsetting of these changes can be losing your hair. Other diseases include alopecia areata and hashimoto's disease. ...Read more

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Does autoimmune hemolytic anemia affect WBC ?

Does autoimmune hemolytic anemia affect WBC
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Not usually: It depends on the type of autoimmune disorder. In most cases autoimmune hemolytic anemia does not affect WBC. But some autoimmune disorders like SLE may cause hemolytic anemia and neutropenia as well. ...Read more

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Ana positive low c3c and 4 no symptoms of auto immune could my fatry liver ve auto immune hepatitis?

Ana positive low c3c and 4 no symptoms of auto immune could my fatry liver ve auto immune hepatitis?

Need more info: Your history, symptoms, physical exam and laboratory data are all essential in arriving at a diagnosis, which cannot be done on the internet. Hepatitis is usually manifested in the laboratory by the presence of elevated enzymes which are released from liver tissue. It is possible this represents autoimmune hepatopathy, but need far more data. ...Read more

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Can tuberous sclerosis be an auto immune disease?

Can tuberous sclerosis be an auto immune disease?

No: Ts is a genetic disorder that often arises from a new mutation. There are a variety of skin findings that can point to the diagnosis.It is the finding or "tubers" that can arise in the brain and other organs that can produce the most impairment in quality of life. It can be so mild that a college grad doesn't know they have it, or disabling by late childhood. ...Read more

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Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more

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Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

With the exception .: Other than zinc, a multivitamin, keeping weight good, avoiding stress, getting adequate sleep, and having good overall nutrition. I do recommend added omega-3 for all my patients with autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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Could you tell me about primary immune deficiency and secondary immune deficiecy?

Could you tell me about primary immune deficiency and secondary immune deficiecy?

Genetic/acquired: The easiest way to describe the differences between primary (born with based on genetics or gene mutations) and secondary (associated with for example someone on chemo or any process or disease state that induces a malfunction in the immune response). Stress can actually cause a compromise of the immune system or severe diarrhea can cause antibodies to be lost resulting in secondary immune probs. ...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