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What can cause an autoimmune disease?

What can cause an autoimmune disease?

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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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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


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What are the causes of an autoimmune disease?

What are the causes of an autoimmune disease?

Unknown: It is part genetics and part and enviromental factors.----we do not all these yet, but research is trying to identify these so that we can potential develop better drugs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a autoimmune disease?

Genetics and enviro: It is a combination of genetics and the right enviromental triggers. We do not know all these triggers yet, but some people may the genes, but never have them turned on despite being exposed to a trigger. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

2ways: Autoimmune diseases can suppress bone marrow production of white cells or can cause the destruction of circulating white cells. ...Read more

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Female 35, can gastroparesis be caused by an autoimmune disease?

Yes, but....: Systemic sclerosis (ssc) can cause gastroparesis, although ssc is a rare disease. Diabetes is a more common cause of gastroparesis. Also keep in mind that many medications can also effect gastric motility. ...Read more

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Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

Which are the autoimmune diseases that may cause chronic severe neutropenia?

See below: Any of them can do it as well the medications used to treat them can do it. ...Read more

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Which specific Autoimmune diseases cause Severe Chemical dysfunction with Neurotransmitters and Significant Electrical Dysfunction with the Nerves ?

Which specific Autoimmune diseases cause Severe Chemical dysfunction with Neurotransmitters  and Significant Electrical Dysfunction with the Nerves ?

There are some : we can see thid across the spectrum. I would suggest you ask your physician to have you see in neurologist so that they can clarify which syndromes may be causing such an issue. Neurologic dysfunction, with chemical dysfunction, and electrical dysfunction of the nerves can be associated with A variety of inflammatory processes. Have a neurologist could help clarify this for you ...Read more

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I just found out my blood was borderline elevated for autoimmune diseases. I'm only 24. What could cause this and how serious could this be?

Likely nothing: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place since it is usually obtained when a patient is suspected to have an autoimmune disorder and not as a routine health screening. Having said that , having an elevated autoantibody = higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorder even though most people do not develop the problem due to its mere presence especially in low numbers (titer). ...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