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Doctor insights on: C3d Circulating Immune Complexes

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Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Arthralgia symptoms after immune complex reaction. How soon does it end?

Depends on cause: Serum sickness. Thiis is commonly seen after settings such as a reaction to a foreign antigen (drug, infection, etc) and once that antigen resolves the immune complex reaction subsites - time depends can be days, weeks or months. But with a chronic setting where the antigen persists like in an autoimmune reaction in lupus, then the immune complexes persists and the condition continues. ...Read more

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What exactly is crmo the auto immune disease?

What exactly is crmo the auto immune disease?

Many bone lesions: CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, affects many areas of skeleton(usually > 2) with subacute infection withs lytic. mixed, and sclerotic lesions without detection of causative organism. It usually affects young,5 to 15 years of age. Can have typical lesions of jaw and clavicle. Lesions can occur in spine or appendicular skeleton, symmetric or asymmetric.NSAIDs or biologics Rx ...Read more

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What is defined as an immune deficiency?

What is defined as an immune deficiency?

Poor defenses: The immune system is the specialized part of our body that protects us against infections, identifying and eliminating microbes and germs that harm our body. It also helps to control tumors. A deficiency of this system can be inherited, caused by a defective gene, or most commonly acquired, caused by an infection such as HIV or measles, or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition. ...Read more

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Recently found out, that I have an immune disease. They want to do rplacement via subq gammaglobulin...Anyone tell me how it works & side effects?

Recently found out, that I have an immune disease. They want to do rplacement via subq gammaglobulin...Anyone tell me how it works & side effects?

CVI?: This is most likely common variable immunodeficiency or one of its close relatives. It's quite common. Get two physicians' opinions. If they agree, you owe it to yourself to accept this gift. Cvi patients have difficulty making one class or another of antibodies, but thankfully other people's will work fine for you. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Does anyone know of information on non-immune hydrops?

Bad diagnosis.: Nifh (non-immune fetal hydrops) is a rare but serious diagnosis that can prove lethal for the fetus and dangerous for the mother. Its causes are multiple (structural cardiac defects being one of the most common with or without arrhythmia) and its outcome depends on the gestational age at diagnosis (earlier is worse) and availability of expert perinatal care at a tertiary hospital. Good luck! ...Read more

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As a patient with common variable immune disease, is there a purpose to getting the pneumonnical vaccine (not knowing if i'll make any antibodies)?

As a patient with common variable immune disease, is there a purpose to getting the pneumonnical vaccine (not knowing if i'll make any antibodies)?

Likely yes...: Talk it over with your dr for your specific situation, but ask yourself how protective it will be if you don't get it? It has very limited downside, and if had to, could be repeated if your immune system happened to be on holiday. ...Read more

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Does resveratrol work to circulate blood better, increase immune system and brain function?

Does resveratrol work to circulate blood better, increase immune system and brain function?

Not exactly: Reseveratrol is an anti-oxidant which may help in lowering bad cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clots. It does not boost immune function or brain function as far as research has demonstrated. ...Read more

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Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses?

Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses?

No great test: Acute inflammation: c-reactive protein; long-term inflammation: erythrocyte sedimentation rate. But a complete blood count with differential can also help. There are so many tests you need to see a doctor to have the appropriate test ordered. ...Read more

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I have an immune disease & infusions wkly daughter has strep c. What's difference from a-c, is it dangerous? Do I have be worried for me w/immune issu

I have an immune disease & infusions wkly daughter has strep c. What's difference from a-c, is it dangerous? Do I have be worried for me w/immune issu

Group C Strep: Where does your daughter have this? This organism shares many of the characteristics of group a strep and the potential for creating severe illness. Whether your daughter is likely to transmit this to you depends upon the site of infection and your intimate contacts (kissing, etc.). Be careful and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more