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Autoimmune Diseases And Fungal Infection
It can: Some autoimmune disorders, e.g., sle are associated with low while blood cell counts and can predispose to infections. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease is also known as Autoimmune conditions. 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
Yes, especially: Yes, especially if on immunosuppresant medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do you generally have a less functional or impaired immune system with autoimmune diseases when fighting actual infections?
Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more
What is ESR blood test? If the ESR value is low, is that mean im totally healthy and do not have any infections or autoimmune disease?
ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammation in diagnosis and follow up for response to treatment . It is a non specific marker and is elevated in inflammatory , infectious, auto immune and other disorders . Esr is always evaluated in conjunction with one's symptoms , signs and disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Fungal infections are more common in patients with a deficiency in their immune system like pts. With cancer or taking chemotherapy or medicines for rheumatoid arthritis ( embrel, Orencia , plaquanil etc), with diabetes, pts. On steroids or cortisone, malnourished, pts who recently received a lot of antibiotics and more. Unless heart disease is associated to the above by itself is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes CHRONIC copious thick mucous? No allergies, infection, structural sinus prob. Could it be related to autoimmune disease?
Many: but not likely from an autoimmune disease which usually affects the lung tissue and not the airways if it happens at all. Chronic sinusitis and asthma would be on the top of the list. Have you had a lung function test or CT chest scan yet? Has your chronic sinusitis cleared since the surgery (which is only about 50% successful for chronic sinusitis).? Have you seen an allergist or pulmonologist? ...Read more
How would u know if back pain is from an autoimmune disease or infection? I've had mris, cts, cbc, CBC w/ diff.
If a doctor was testing for any and all autoimmune diseases, would they happen to discover HIV infection if it were present?
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
Fungal infections are clinical conditions in which a person has an infection due to a pathogen called a fungus (in contrast to infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites). Fungal infections occur commonly on the skin (including Jock Itch and Athlete's Foot) and can also cause more serious infections in those ...Read more
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