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Autoimmune Diseases Cause Night Sweats
I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?
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
I am 45, and have random petechiae (all over), night sweats and fatigue. CBC, CRP and autoimmune tests are normal. Ideas on what could be the cause?
Petechiae sweats: Yes. There are many causes of this. Many choric infections, taking aspirin for examjple. Need more history, to see pictures of what you call petechiae and do a careful PE including feeling all of your lymph nodes and see if I can feel your spleen. Then we can talk more about what is going on and order more tests like CT.
I have auto-immune hepitis and I recently have a lump below the rib cage on my right back side with night sweats could I have cancer?
Not likely, but: ...It definitely should be checked out. You should see your liver specialist.
See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it.
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?
Yes: Inflammation can cause intestinal permeability with leakage of protein and toxins and infections into the blood stream that cause the immune system to become activated. Once activated the immune system can have a variety of responses to the invader, one of which is against the bodies own tissue- hence an autoimmune reaction as seen in crohns, celiac, thyroiditis, pernicious anemia and others.
Why is the ultimate cause of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura unknown, aside it being an autoimmune disease?
Life reality...: Life reality tells us that behind what we know always still hide a lot of what we do not know, which may be in time revealed or even proved to be false/ conflicting; that is the facts of life so we have to learn how to cope with reality, certainty, & uncertainty of daily living for survival, growth, and continuation.
Lupus pancreatitis: Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients. Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced. Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare.See 2 more doctor answers
Lupus pancreatitis: Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients. Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced. Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare.See 1 more doctor answer
No: The brain does not cause the autoimmune reaction.See 1 more doctor answer
Would scleroderma or another autoimmune disease cause a lumpy/bumpy texture underneath the skin all over? Can only feel, not see.
Yes: This is called calcinosis. Sometimes the bumps can break through the skin, leaking a chalky material. This can become infected. If you injure the area.See 1 more doctor answer
What are The crucial signs A neurologist Looks for in A Autoimmune disease that Has caused Serious chemical and electrical dysfunction?
Several: Lab tests, but there are classic findings for lupus vasculitis (signs of irritated vessels).
Yes: Cryoglobulenemia, diabetes at some advanced point of the disease.
No: Absolutely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Causes of low K: Are antibiotic, diarrhea, diuretics, bulemia, diseases that affect the ability of the kidney to retain k like liddle, barter and cushing syndrome as examples. Autoimmune disease that attack the kidney like lipus may cause low k and also high k in different stages. Other autoimmune dz that attack the intestine with chronic diarrhea like ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Night sweats may be a sign of an overactive thyroid, vitamin d deficiency, or a more serious problem like hodgkin's disease. The most common cause is probably just a heavy mattress and a warm room. The result is the same: waking up overheated and sweaty. Some people have a problem with sweating not just at night. ...Read more
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