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I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

I get red blister-type lesions around my eyes and in meibomian glands before a flare of autoimmune disease. Are these associated with any particular d?

Rosacea blepharitis: These could be findings associated with rosacea blepharitis which is associated with the common facial skin condition acne rosacea which is not autoimmune. Lupus (autoimmune) can have a facial rash as part of the symptoms, but red blister type lesions around the eyes sounds different. See a dermatologist and/or ophthalmologist for a closer look. ...Read more

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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


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I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?

I have autoimmune inner ear disease and just finished a pack of steroids two days ago. Blood blister inside cheek just appeared tonight. Panic?

Don't panic: A collection of blood under the lining of the mouth is usually from trauma, like biting. It would not be an expected side effect of prednisone, but steroids can impair wound healing, so that might explain it. If concerned, have it checked out in the next few days. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash w 1-2mm blister-like eruptions. Biopsy showed telangiectasia and lymphocytic infiltrates. Rash still recurring. Autoimmune? Ideas?

TMEP: It's time to see a dermatologist. Did the biopsy have mast cells as part of the infiltrate? Was a direct immunoflorescence done? Tmep is an acronym you can google and see pictures and description of the clinical course. There many potential treatments but the diagnosis is paramount before any can be started. ...Read more

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Itchy red welt,then blister.Most on limbs(67).Now even on lips.Brush teeth,spit blood.Bld n nose.BP? Autoimmune?Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

Itchy red welt,then blister.Most on limbs(67).Now even on lips.Brush teeth,spit blood.Bld n nose.BP? Autoimmune?Could the spider bite b4 trigger this?

May be urgent: If this is just developing at this very minute, you may be in the early stages of a severe allergic reaction ("Steven-Johnson Syndrome") which is a medical emergency. If this is acute, TO IMMEDIATELY TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM. If this is not acute, it still will require careful evaluation. ...Read more

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What type of disease is polymyositis? Autoimmune?

What type of disease is polymyositis? Autoimmune?

Yes it is autoimmune: Autoimmune it is. Drugs to treat it affect the immune system, and dampen an inappropriate immune response to your muscle. ...Read more

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What tests can be done to prove someone has autoimmune addison's disease?

What tests can be done to prove someone has autoimmune addison's disease?

ACTH stim: The acth stimulation test is still great. Your physician may be able to assay for antibodies against the adrenal cortex though the test isn't 100%. If you has proven hashiomto's this much increases the likelihood. The real question is do you need to be treated for adrenal insufficiency. Missing this is very serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an autoimmune inflammatory condition, my brother has cmt. Is it unusual to see two uncommon diseases in full siblings or could they be related?

I have an autoimmune inflammatory condition, my brother has cmt. Is it unusual to see two uncommon diseases in full siblings or could they be related?

Unusual, yes.: Cmt, charcot-marie-tooth disease is an inherited disease causing peripheral neuropathy. The affected gene is on chromosome 17. The only identified immune genes on 17 code for cell surface proteins involved in intrinsic immunity. There might be a link if you have an autoinflammatory disorder. Consider discussing with a genetic counselor. ...Read more

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In your experience, what is the most common autoimmune or other condition associated with symptomatic cryofibrinogenemia? Or is cryofibrinogenemia typically the primary disease process?

In your experience, what is the most common autoimmune or other condition associated with symptomatic cryofibrinogenemia?  Or is cryofibrinogenemia typically the primary disease process?

Could be either: This disease often starts with skin lesions (ulcers, purple spots, decreased blood flow to fingers/toes). It can either be primary or secondary. When secondary, it's related to cancer, infection (hepatitis c and others), collagen vascular diseases, or vasculitis. Your doctor has to keep all these possibilities in mind. As an oncologist I have seen it as the first sign of cancer. ...Read more

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What are autoimmune diseases?

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases : 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 cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more