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How do autoimmune diseases cause leukopenia?

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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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 white ...Read more


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What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

What autoimmune diseases can cause chronic sinusitis?

Terrific question: In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis. On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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Autoimmune diseases that cause low parathyroid levels?

Autoimmune hypopara: Autoimmune hypoparathyroidism is a very rare entity which causes low calcium and high phosphorus. It can be seen in autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (as part of a triad including mucocutaneous candidiasis and adrenal insufficiency) or by itself. This form of hypoparathyroidism can be very difficult to treat because it can also be complicated by vitamin d resistance. ...Read more

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Can intestinal permeability be a cause of some autoimmune diseases/disorders?

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. ...Read more

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Does autoimmune disease cause cytokine storm or calm it down due to immune dysfunction?

CytoKine storm: When our body detects foreign microorganisms indicating an infection, our body might respond by over-protecting the site of infection. The body may race so many antibodies to the infection site that they collect in a cytokine storm. When the infection is in the lungs, for example, a cytokine storm can potentially block airways and result in suffocation. Medical researchers have identified the caus. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with primary Raynaud's. No cause has been found so far. Is primary an autoimmune disease?

I have been diagnosed with primary Raynaud's. No cause has been found so far. Is primary an autoimmune disease?

No: Primary or idiopathic Raynaud disease is used to describe patients who have no definable cause for their vascular events. This condition is therefore an exaggeration of normal vasoconstriction to cold exposure and not associated with an underlying disease or autoimmunity. Secondary Raynauds refers to patients in which an associated disease or cause may underlie the attacks. ...Read more

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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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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


Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more