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What immune disorder other than HIV can cause oral thrush?

What immune disorder other than HIV can cause oral thrush?

Anyone can get it: Oral thrush, particular in a young person, does not necessarily indicate any immune problem. Bad oral thrush may be a reason to check for a t-cell problem such as a birth defect or hiv, or diabetes (the candida organisms flourish with high sugar). ...Read more

Dr. Javier Chinen
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Immune Deficiency (Definition)

Immune deficiency simply means that there is an impairment in your immune system. You may have a decrease in the quantity of antibody (ies) or immune cells or impaired immune response (quality) to many or just a few foreign invaders. The severity varies as are the actual sites of the defects. Frequent infections are the most common presentation (sinus, pulmonary). ...Read more


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What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

What could cause symptoms of immune issues and reoccuring oral thrush, other than autoimmune disorders?

Oral thrush: It is unusual for an 17 year old to have recurrent oral thrush. If you use chronic corticosteroid, or steroid asthma inhaler, you might have an increased risk of having it. Some conditions that affect the number or function of your t lymphocytes, a type of the immune cells can make you susceptible to oral thrush or mucocutaneus candidiasis. ...Read more

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Would a splenic infarct that ended with about 50% necrosis be enough the suppress my immune system? Could it cause oral thrush as a side effect?

No, and no.: Half a spleen still works very well, and absence of spleen suppresses response to bloodborne infections, not superficial ones like thrush. You have to look for a different cause. ...Read more

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What is the cause of autoimmunity? I've read that it is immune deficiency, hyperstimulation, and IL 2.

What is the cause of autoimmunity? I've read that it is immune deficiency, hyperstimulation, and IL 2.

Rogue immune: This is less a hyperimmune than a rogue immune reactions causing one's own immune system to turn against one's own tissue The basic cause is likely from impaired immune regulation and not a deficiency. ...Read more

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Does cystic fibrosis cause immune deficiency?

Does cystic fibrosis cause immune deficiency?

No: Cystic fibrosis is not and does not lead to immune deficiency. It causes the pulmonary secretions to be excessively sticky which leads to recurrent/persistent lung and sinus infections. ...Read more

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What causes acute immune deficiency syndrome?

What causes acute immune deficiency syndrome?

HIV: I think you mean "acquired, " not "acute." the cause is HIV infection. ...Read more

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Can you please please list the causes of immune deficiency?

Can you please please list the causes of immune deficiency?

You need to read!: Immune deficiency is, in general, reduced activity of the immune system. It can be primary, in which part or all the systems of the immune system are deficient or malfunction; it can be secondary, in diseases such as aids, but also after removal of spleen, diabetes, old age and kidney failure. Go to www. Aaaai. Org or www. Primaryimmune. Org, or www. Niaid. Nih. Gov to learn more. ...Read more

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Docs! Please name the causes of immune deficiency?

Docs! Please name the causes of immune deficiency?

Open question: Immunodefiency could be primary (born with) or secondary to different causes (medications, viruses, etc), primary immunodeficiencies approach around hundred in number, all are rare, most appear in early infancy or childhood, very few appear for the first time in adulthood, try webmd if you need a more comprehensive answer ...Read more

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What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized? Immune deficiency?

What would cause someone to not have sufficient titers to rubella during prenatal blood work but was immunized? Immune deficiency?

Not uncommon: Many do show up as lacking in a "protective level" of antibody on prenatal blood work but had the vaccine in childhood. There is some question whether the protective level is set too high, and the person is immune, but risk may remain. Since the damage of rubella can be so severe, most go ahead and get a booster to be sure. ...Read more

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What can cause folliculitis? No immune deficiency. Diangosis asthma and pcos, hyperhidrosis. Shower twc daily. Any prevention?

What can cause folliculitis? No immune deficiency. Diangosis asthma and pcos, hyperhidrosis. Shower twc daily. Any prevention?

Hyperhidrosis?: Are they confined to the armpits and pubic areas? If so, try using antiperspirant regularly first. Some people may need treatment with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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When can you first detect immune deficiency disorder? What age?

When can you first detect immune deficiency disorder? What age?

At birth, prenatal: In families with an affected member who has a gene defect, this gene can be tested prenatally. Newborn screen for t cell deficiencies has been implemented in 10 states. Studies of the immune system can be done at any age if there is an immune deficiency is suspected. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about primary immune deficiency and secondary immune deficiecy?

Could you tell me about primary immune deficiency and secondary immune deficiecy?

Genetic/acquired: The easiest way to describe the differences between primary (born with based on genetics or gene mutations) and secondary (associated with for example someone on chemo or any process or disease state that induces a malfunction in the immune response). Stress can actually cause a compromise of the immune system or severe diarrhea can cause antibodies to be lost resulting in secondary immune probs. ...Read more

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What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

What percentage of the U.S. population has an immune deficiency disease of some kind?

>1 in 1200 household: A US nationwide survey of a sample of household, done by phone, estimated that 1 in 1200 household have a member with a primary immunodeficiency. The prevalence of HIV infection, the most common secondary immunodeficiency in the US is approx 4.5 per 1000 people. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I were to mention immune deficiency, what diseases would you immediately think of?

Immunodificiency: Acquired immunodeficiency would be HIV infection where the virus kills your t lymphocytes. Primary immunodeficiencies diseases are many depending on which immune cells are affected. They are due to genetic mutations in one of the steps that immune cells develop or the process of making cytokines. You can get examples of those diseases by visiting www. Primaryimmune. Org. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

Mostly none: Many people have IgA deficiency without consequences, presumably because igg, a different antibody, can do the work. Iga deficiency is associated with susceptibility to infections of mucosas, the symptoms are from respiratory infections such as sinusitis and pneumonias, from infectious diarrheas and sometimes from genital infections. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an immune deficiency and an immunocompromise? Same thing?

What's the difference between an immune deficiency and an immunocompromise? Same thing?

Clarification: In general, immune deficiency implies that a person was either born with, or acquired a deficiency in one or more parts of their immune system. This condition is generally not reversible. Immunocompromise also implies an improperly functioning immune system, but may not be longstanding (depending on the cause). There is a lot of overlap. ...Read more

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Is there a way to diagnose drug induced immune deficiency vs inherited CVID?

Is there a way to diagnose drug induced immune deficiency vs inherited CVID?

Likely: A drug induced immune deficiency usually goes away after the drug has been discontinued but a CVID would not. Immunologic evaluation can also help pinpoint the immune defect but this can only be done in a research center. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for immune deficiency (iga)?

Good hygiene: There is no medication or treatment for IgA deficiency. You must use good hygiene and hand washing to avoid infection. ...Read more

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What are common variable immune deficiency and miscarriage?

What are common variable immune deficiency and miscarriage?

CVID: Isn't a direct cause for infertility or miscarriage, but female patients under treatment, should be followed closely more often during their prenatal care with their ob and immunologist, IVIG trough levels should be followed closely and dosage adjusted as they advance in pregnancy, good luck ...Read more

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Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

No: Pt with primary immune deficiency pidd have defects in their immune system that do not allow then to fight infections. Pidd is a very serious disease and must be taken very seriously. Pidd can kill. A great resource www. Primaryimmune. Org. ...Read more

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How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

How to help someone with immune deficiency to prevent infection?

Education: Different measures are indicated according to the type and degree of immunodeficiency. All immunodeficient patients should avoid contact with obviously sick individuals. Washing hands and avoiding crowded environments. Antibiotic in prophylaxis doses are a common indication for some conditions. Antibody replacemtns is indicated for those with proven antibody deficiency. ...Read more

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Why does a patient have an immune deficiency if making antibodies?

Why does a patient have an immune deficiency if making antibodies?

Immune Deficiency: Why do we get high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, arthritis? It just happens. Plus, quantity of antibodies does not mean quality. There is much more to simply just an antibody level that allows an immunologist to diagnose an immune deficiency. If you question the diagnosis, seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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I have a 6 year old son with IgA immune deficiency. What should we do?

See below: Great resource is primaryimmune. Org which is the immune deficiency foundation. In general, IgA is one the most common pidd. Iga is the antibody that is made in the blood and then secreted to the mucous membranes. Alot of people have IgA deficiency and have no problems. Those with symptoms general have sinus infections. There is no replacement therapy for IgA deficiency. ...Read more

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Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Acquired immune deficiency syndrome a.K.A. Aids. What percent with HIV get it?

Almost everyone: Almost everyone with HIV infection will eventually develop aids if they're not treated. The few exceptions are a small number of "long-term non-progressors" who are able to maintain normal t-cell counts and low viral loads without antiretroviral therapy. However, there's no longer any reason that someone with HIV infection should ever have to develop aids. Early treatment prevent aids and death. ...Read more

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Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome): are there ways to prevent this for babies?

Aids (acquired immune deficiency syndrome): are there ways to prevent this for babies?

Yes: Treatment of the infected mother during pregnancy can prevent transmission to the baby, although not 100%. That's why all pregnant women should be tested at the beginning of their pregnancy and again in the last trimester. ...Read more

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I have developed consistent ringworm on my shoulders, and was wondering if this is synptom of immune deficiency?

I have developed consistent ringworm on my shoulders, and was wondering if this is synptom of immune deficiency?

Ring worm immune def: I have developed consistent ringworm on my shoulders, and was wondering if this is synptom of immune deficiency? ANS: could be but not likely. But need to know you better to help. Can do 2nd opinion to get started. You can send picture. Has Dx been confirmed by scrapping skin and examine them? ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more