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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Can you die from autoimmune disease?

Can you die from autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease and death: Death in autoimmune diseases depend on several factors including its severity , target organ, cell , tissue and vital structures involved, duration and stage of disease, underlying comorbid conditions, age of patient and overall health of patient. Many of autoimmune diseases do well with appropriate management . They are chronic diseases and need expert care in the longer run. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Martin Raff
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If i test false positive for ELISA HIV does it mean I have an autoimmune disease? If I do have one will i be paralyzed or die earlier?

If i test false positive for ELISA HIV does it mean I have an autoimmune disease? If I do have one will i be paralyzed or die earlier?

HIV: There are numerous reasons for "false +" testing. Without a good deal of more info it is difficult to advise you, including why you were being HIV tested if no unprotected sex. Other risk factors? Suggest you see a pcp, have them thoroughly evaluate you and refer you on if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune disease?

What is the definition or description of: 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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What is the treament for autoimmune diseases?

What is the treament for autoimmune diseases?

Suppression: Blocking the body's immune reaction to its own tissues often requires interference with the immune system itself, either non-specifically with steroids, drugs which attack immune mediating cells, or drugs which block receptor sites, etc. Many of these are effective in limiting the damage due to disease, but have their own toxicities to deal with. ...Read more

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What are autoimmune diseases?

What are autoimmune diseases?

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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What sort of problem is an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which your body makes antibodies against your own tissues. Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hepatitis, anemia, hypothyroidism, and vasculitis. Management of these conditions generally requires the assistance of a specialist--rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can someone contract an autoimmune disease?

How can someone contract an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease: It is not fully understood and reasarch is still on . It happens in idividuals who are genetically susceptible triggered by an offending agent which could be a bacteria, virus, environemental toxins , drugs , food allergens , radiation, chemicals , hormonal to name a few . It is a flu like onset with fatigue followed by symtoms referable to the target organ, tissue or cell that is affected. ...Read more

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What do autoimmune diseases attack?

What do autoimmune diseases attack?

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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How can someone contract autoimmune disease?

How can  someone contract autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease: It is not fully understood and reasarch is still on . It happens in idividuals who are genetically susceptible triggered by an offending agent which could be a bacteria, virus, environemental toxins , drugs , food allergens , radiation, chemicals , hormonal to name a few . It is a flu like onset with fatigue followed by symtoms referable to the target organ, tissue or cell that is affected. ...Read more

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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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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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