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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


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Disease processes associated with a high positive ANA other than autoimmune disorders?

Disease processes associated with a high positive ANA other than autoimmune disorders?

Positive ANA: Conditions that can result in an elevated ANA include autoimmune disorders, certain drugs, uncommon infections, chronic lung or liver disease, kidney failure, ultraviolet light therapy, malignancy, pregnancy, and false positive/lab error. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Low BP.Hemoglobin -8.Extreme fatigue&paleness.High SED rate.Normal wbc. Endoscopy+Colonoscopy normal.Neg.autoimmune tests.Heart normal.Normal thyroid.

Low BP.Hemoglobin -8.Extreme fatigue&paleness.High SED rate.Normal wbc. Endoscopy+Colonoscopy normal.Neg.autoimmune tests.Heart normal.Normal thyroid.

Seriously sick: I understand you have a hemoglobin of 8 g/dL and the symptoms of anemia. Any competent physician can work up an anemia and you have a right to demand this, as well as a full explanation of how this is proceeding. Although iron deficiency from monthly loss is very common among women of your age, there are many other possible causes to rule out. ...Read more

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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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What causes elevated platelets, wbc, sed rate positive ANA and anemia?

Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more

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Which systemic/genetic diseases may cause cataracts at age 46? No steroids. Crp & sed are low. Have endometriosis, degen. Disc disease. Low sed & crp.

Which systemic/genetic diseases may cause cataracts at age 46? No steroids. Crp & sed are low. Have endometriosis, degen. Disc disease. Low sed & crp.

Cataracts: May be related to diabetes, trauma, but most likely genetic. Are the cataracts symptomatic. The opacification (cataract of the natural lens) of the lens may be insignificant and be normal for you or been there all of your life. Depends on your specific situation. ...Read more

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Please help doctors. Anc ANC high 10.0, neurtrophils auto high 78.2, eos auto high, lyphoytes auto low 15.7, platlets high, vitamin d 58 WBC high?

Please help doctors. Anc ANC high 10.0, neurtrophils auto high 78.2, eos auto high, lyphoytes auto low 15.7, platlets high, vitamin d 58 WBC high?

Severe leukocytosis: You need to see a hematologist as soon as possible for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. In very rare cases i saw severe infections with extremely high WBC , otherwise it is a hematological disorder by it self. ...Read more

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Confused by lab results.Dr thinking rheumatoid arthritis. Low hem, hemotricot, mcv,mch,mchc,creatine.High platelet,rdw,esr,c reactive protein. ?

Confused by lab results.Dr thinking rheumatoid arthritis. Low hem, hemotricot,  mcv,mch,mchc,creatine.High platelet,rdw,esr,c reactive protein. ?

You have anemia of: the chronic diseases which includes RA. Get a CCP antibody test to put aside the confusion for good. If CCP antibody is positive then your doctor probably made the right diagnosis which is RA. If you have still doubts or has queries and want to send me an e-mail click here --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more

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How common is discoid lupus in low thyroid disorder?

How common is discoid lupus in low thyroid disorder?

Hard to say/unknown,: Discoid lupus just involves the skin, not the rest of the body. However, a person might have low thyroid in addition to this disorder, or they might have a full case of lupus with skin lesions. Lupus can present with fatigue and so thyroiditis might have to be considered and ruled out. So it is hard to say how often these two dieases are associated. ...Read more

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Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Is hashimotos an endocrine or autoimmune disorder?

Both: Hashimoto's thyroiditis occurs when the body produces antibodies directed against the thyroid gland, which could eventually render it unable to produce thyroid hormones. When that happens, a patient becomes hypothyroid. ...Read more

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Is atherosclerosis an autoimmune deficiency disorder?

Is atherosclerosis an autoimmune deficiency disorder?

No: No, it isn't; steroids don't help; in fact they hurt.Immunopressives don't help either. ...Read more

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High WBC, very low h/h, normal platelets. High neutrophils, low lymphocytes. Fatigue, syncopal episode, low fevers, wt loss. Is leukemia possible?

High WBC, very low h/h, normal platelets. High neutrophils, low lymphocytes. Fatigue, syncopal episode, low fevers, wt loss. Is leukemia possible?

High WBC: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, there are various causes of increased WBC; infection, inflammation, reactive proliferation and blood cancers are among the well known causes. I would be able to help you better If I have more history and If I can have a look at the absolute numbers. Can you please inbox me more details and your reports? Thank you! ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Can osteoarthritis, rhematoid arthritis and fibromyalgia cause elevated CRP levels?

Not so! Fibromyalgia: Fibro and osteoarthritis are non inflammatory! CRP is not elevated with these. If CRP is elevated, look elsewhere! ...Read more

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Possible causes of high rbw, high segmented neutrophils, low lymphocytes, low basophils, and high thyroglobulin ab., high T3 (liothyronine) uptake and ferritin?

Possible causes of high rbw, high segmented neutrophils, low lymphocytes, low basophils, and high thyroglobulin ab., high T3 (liothyronine) uptake and ferritin?

Thyroid disorder: Are you on thyroxine? Or you have increased secretion of thyroxine from your thyroid you need to consult an endocrinologist to check your thyroid with isotope scan and ultrasound, increased ferritin reflects inflammation in your body mostly from the thyroid. ...Read more

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Autoimmune hypothyroidism (autoimmune thyroiditis) - how common is this disorder?

Common : It is a common autoimmune disorder and we see it a lot. It can overlap with other autoimmune disorders and is a common cause of a positive ana. It is also known as hashimotos thyroiditis. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune disorders cause low t cells? (Hiv neg) How will doc diagnose this for me? Other labs ok, but i have episodes of not feeling well

Which autoimmune disorders cause low t cells? (Hiv neg) How will doc diagnose this for me? Other labs ok, but i have episodes of not feeling well

Vice versa: What disease will develop depends on the type of T cells which are deficient or low. It is the loss of immune regulation which causes autoimmune diseases and not the other way around. Low T cells may also be associated with immune deficiency as well. As for the episodes of not feeling well, it is not specific enough for us to offer you an opinion. ...Read more

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I want to know about autoimmune disorders?

I want to know about autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune: There is no way one can learn about autoimmune disorders without spending some time learning about a normal immune system. Find a basic book on the immune system, read it, and then delve into immunity disorders where there is failure of the system to recognize tissues as "self". That is what autoimmune disorders are all about ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Why are autoimmune disorders are considered so dangerous?

They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction that occurs depends on the kinds of tissues targeted. Some affect a single organ (as in thyroiditis) while others involve multiple areas (such as lupus). If not diagnosed & treated, these disorders progressively worsen health & may hasten death. ...Read more

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Is there any particular "look" to people with autoimmune disorders?

No: I would caution everyone against these superstitious ideas. They serve no purpose, and even if there were some basis (for example, someone with advanced cancer "looks malignant" because of cachexia), the impression is less sensitive and less specific than a scientific exam. Life's difficult enough without well-intentioned lay people frightening folks for no reason. ...Read more

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For those with autoimmune disorders-how long did it take to get your diagnoses?

For those with autoimmune disorders-how long did it take to get your diagnoses?

Weeks to years: When diseases present explosively with all signs and symptoms as I have seen in some cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the diagnosis may be made in weeks to months. Other times, the disease may evolve slowly (as in scleroderma) and diagnosis may take years. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune disorders kill you?

Some can but it vari: Yes they can. It depends on the type of autoimmune disorder and the extent of activity. Each person with an autoimmune disease has a different type of involvement. It depends on the extent of activity and how well the treatment can control its activity. This something to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How are allergies related to autoimmune disorders?

How are allergies related to autoimmune disorders?

Antibodies in both.: The easiest way to look at it is that if someone has allergies, his/her body makes antibodies against things he/she is exposed to (meds, foods, pollen, animals, etc.), while in autoimmune disorders, the body makes antibodies against one or more of its own tissues. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloroquine used for multiple autoimmune disorders?

Hydroxychloroquine used for multiple autoimmune disorders?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Yes. Hydroxy Chloroquine is used in many autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens , juvenile inflammatory arthritis, crest syndrome . It has also been used in chronic idiopathic urticaria and graft vs host disease. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for you? Can it cause autoimmune disorders?

Is gluten bad for you? Can it cause autoimmune disorders?

Well: Not a problem for most people there's a very small amount of people who have celiac Sprue gluten or gluten sensitivity or allergy ...Read more

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Is quinoa and sprouted grains okay for people with autoimmune disorders?

Unknown: Good question. There are no studies to support the benefits or the risks of quinoa and sprouted grains in people with autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Does the herb kalawalla (polypodium leucotamos) actually work for autoimmune disorders?

Kalawalla: No, the diversity of autoimmune diseases results in variable results with both natural and synthetic therapies. Medications and supplements that can be beneficial with lupus may be harmful or lack benefit with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or autoimmune thyroid disease. There are no natural supplements or medications that are beneficial for all autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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Is dermographism an isolated condition or a sign of many potential autoimmune disorders?

Not autoimmune: Dermographism is a common type of physical urticaria (hives) and unrelated to food and environmental allergies. It is not related to autoimmune disorders. For a brief review, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/dermographism-i-scratch-therefore-i-hive/. ...Read more

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I have celiacs disease, what should I look out for regarding other autoimmune disorders?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder and associated with other autoimmune disorders. Most commonly checked routinely is the thyroid blood test looking for autoimmune thyroiditis (underactive thyroid gland). In general there is not much routine screening for other autoimmune diseases like lupus, hepatitis, anemia, etc. Unless there are specific symptoms or abnormal routine blood tests. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cvid, I am wondering what autoimmune disorders can come along with the disease?

See details: The major risks are hematologic and include aplastic anemia and thrombocytopenia (destruction of red blood cells and platelets). There is also an increased risk of lymphoma and possibly other cancers. ...Read more

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Could people with autoimmune disorders donate blood?

Could people with autoimmune disorders donate blood?

Yes: It depends on the disease, what medications you are on, what your blood count is, and which disease. Check with your local red cross blood donation center. ...Read more

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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more