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Causes Of Cold Agglutinin Disease
What are the symptoms of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (ae) in 3m/o infant and can respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) be the cause?
Difficult question: Autoimmune means the body sets off an inflammatory reaction against itself. Encephalomyelitis means inflammation of the brain and spinal cord. Most cases are of unknown cause. Rsv is a terrible disease that can cause pneumonia but also inflammation of the brain with signs of encephalitis including seizures and encephalopathy with abnormal mri. The answer may then be that RSV could be a cause. ...Read more
What are the signs and symptoms of pathogenic diseases, hereditary diseases, deficiency diseases and physiological diseases?
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Does livedo reticularis cause by sjogren's syndrome a form of vasculitis? Or does it cause by inflammation of sjogren's syndrome?
Can epstein-barr virus (ebv) turn into a deadly disease, and what are the symptoms, treatments, and causes?
It can rarely.: Almost everyone gets infected with ebv and almost everyone recovers. During acute infection, complications include low platelets, potential airway obstruction and spontaneous or trauma-related ruptured spleen. The virus stays dormant after one recovers and can be associated with lymphomas in very immunosuppressed hosts. ...Read more
Usually not: Chapped lips is often due to lip eczema (dryness, irritation, cracking, peeling). Too much sun, wind, or water exposure; excessive washing; repeated lip licking; and allergies to lip balm or lipstick ingredients are common causes. Allergic reactions (hives, etc.) can chap lips. Raynaud's lip symptoms may start with pale or whitish lips with numbness in cold temperatures, and then later chapping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Molecular mimicry is a possible cause of some forms of autoimmunity due to bacterial infection..Do fungal/viral infections ever cause autoimmunity?
Molecular mimicry: Why yes viral infections certainly do display molecular mimicry. Most commonly are the herpesvirus family (herpes simplex, varicella, cmv, ebv...16 in all). That is why these viruses remain latent within us and if the immune system is disrupted by acquired immunodeficiencies (age, chemotherapy, HIV or other viral infections) these viruses then reactivate. ...Read more
STD virus?: HIV, Hepatitis B, cytomegalovirus (CMV), Human Papilloma virus (HPV) and Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can be sexually transmitted. Only HIV is really likely to cause death although under certain circumstances you could die from Hep B or CMV. Fatigue will certainly happen along the way ...Read more
Can be.: Cold induced urticaria is caused by cooling of the skin by a variety of mechanisms. It can happen with exposure to cold air, cold or cool water, reaching into the freezer, holding a cold drink, etc. This results in the release of histamine from the mast cells in the skin and a hive develops. ...Read more
See below: A cold is a viral infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Cold sore: Cold sore is caused by virus called Herpes simplex . Most common way to catch it through kiss. It can present as tingling followed by blister formation which can last for few days. It is very infectious . usually blister leads to scab which disappears over few weeks but virus can lay dormant in nerve and can get activated at later stage . http://patient.info/health/cold-sores-leaflet ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Finger color change: Classically people with raynaud's can have a change in skin color. This can be brought on by cold exposure or stress. The classic color change in the fingers can be red, white and blue. To confirm the history i like to hear of a white color change. We also magnify the nailfold capillaries as different diseases that cause raynaud's can sometimes show different changes in these tiny blood vessels. ...Read more
Too variable to say: There are multiple autoimmune diseases affecting one or more organs or organ systems with symptoms that are variable, sometimes intermittent, rapidly progressive or slow and indolent, and depending on which disease vary from annoying to fatal. See your primary care physician or board certified rheumatologist. ...Read more
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