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I have white striations on tongue and mouth area. Dentist sayscoud be autoimmune disease?

I have white striations on tongue and mouth area. Dentist sayscoud be autoimmune disease?

AAOM: Search American Academy of Oral Medicine, AAOM. Com. Click on "Patients." Click on "Find a doctor." Fill in just your zip code, pick a distance, and search. Choose a member from the list and schedule a second opinion. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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What autoimmune disease causes over productive salivary glands?

What autoimmune disease causes over productive salivary glands?

Not typical: Typically an autoimmune disorder will not cause excess saliva. Reflux, new dentures, infection, pregnancy, or new medications can cause excess saliva. Some conditions affect muscle coordination and they can be associated with excess saliva. ...Read more

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Chances of tonsil cancer in a 27 year old that has autoimmune disease; who is a non smoker? Ent and primary has seen my unilateral tonsils, no concern

Chances of tonsil cancer in a 27 year old that has autoimmune disease; who is a non smoker? Ent and primary has seen my unilateral tonsils, no concern

I would not worry: If your ENT is not worried, you should not worry.

Doctors are like the workman who only has a hammer and to whom everything looks like a nail. If that workman tells you that you don't have a nail, you can be darned sure you don't have a nail.

Your ENT takes out tonsils. If he tells you your tonsils don't need taking out, they don't need taking out. ...Read more

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What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

Autoimmune: Complex question. Any autoimmune disorder that can alter the central nervous system could cause sensory changes. Ms, lupus, sjogren's and many diseases that are not exactly autoimmune but cause inflammation or demyelination can cause this (b12 deficiency, et al). There are some peripheral neuropathies that can be autoimmune and cause numbness. See a good neurologist. ...Read more

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Is extreme burning in the back of your head (with low grade fever and an intense brain vibration feeling) a common symptom of an autoimmune disease?

Fever and headache: With a fever, the first thing to consider would be a possible infection. Autoimmune diseases are typically considered once an infection or other conditions have been ruled out. ...Read more

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31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Does Crohn's disease cause mouth sores?

Yes: Crohn's disease can cause mouth sores similar to canker sores (aphthous ulcers). Crohn's disease can affect the digestive tract, anywhere from the mouth to the anus. ...Read more

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The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

Mouth sores: Painful mouth sores, that look similar to canker sores, are the most common sign of Behcet's disease. The management is to control temporary flares in pain and inflammation. The good news is you may not need to take medication between flares. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a condition that is like hand, foot, and mouth disease like spots, but without mouth sores of fever?

What is a condition that is like hand, foot, and mouth disease like spots, but without mouth sores of fever?

A virus: You don"t have to have mouth sores to have hand foot and mouth. Many similar viruses during the summer can cause symptoms like him but the treatment is the same. Fluids rest and time. ...Read more

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+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

+ana, postive 320 and anti ribosomal p antibodies. All other labwork is normal. Symptoms are photosenstivity, livedo reticularis, mouth sores.....?

See allergist and dermatologist: Your symptoms and clinical picture suggests to different diagnosis as -either simple allergic condition, or connective tissue disease, lupus erythrommatosus. You should be further investigated as blood test and may be skin biopsy may give clue to diagnosis. Avoid sun exposure, taking anti allergic medication and steroids may help. Consult the dermatologist ...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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I've tenonsynovitus since I went to uk, 2010 and I'm still NT recover. I'd back to malaysia, is it cause by overdo or the whether or autoimmune disease?

I've tenonsynovitus since I went to uk, 2010 and I'm still NT recover. I'd back to malaysia, is it cause by overdo or the whether or autoimmune disease?

See orthopedist: It appears that your tenosynovitis has never healed and you should consult an orthopedic doctor to find out what can be done about it before further damages or scarring occurs. Good luck. ...Read more

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In which autoimmune diseases/disorders do you find dysfunction of the "vitamin d receptor"?

In which autoimmune diseases/disorders do you find dysfunction of the "vitamin d receptor"?

Potentially many: There are in fact many autoimmune diseases which have vitamin d dysfunction associated with them. Lupus is the most common one, but others are also seen. A publication on this topic is quite good, although technical:
rheumatology. 2012 apr;51 (4):644-52. Hope this will help you. ...Read more

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How do people catch autoimmune diseases?

Not caught: People with a predisposition to an autoimmune disease might develop one following an acute infectious process, however, they are not thought to be directly caught as in the case of a virus. Autoimmune disease is due to an underlying defect in immune regulation that varies by condition. ...Read more

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How common are most autoimmune diseases?

Less than 1%: About 3% of americans, for example, have an autoimmune disease. Common ones include thyroid problems, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitiligo. Most affect 1% of people or less. Autoimmune diseases are 3x more common in women and in people with a family history. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can autoimmune disease mean?

Complicated: The immune system is that part of the body defenses that fight off outside disease like infections. Auto immune disease denotes a situation where the body "turns against itself" by making antibodies against part or parts of your own body? The ultimate autoimmune disease is lupus but many others exist affecting the thyroid or many other organ systems. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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 ...Read more