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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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).

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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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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.

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Overholt Dr. Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
22 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Joel Gallant Dr. Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
32 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Joram Seggev Dr. Seggev
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
years in practice
The Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School
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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.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Javier Chinen Dr. Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
26 years in practice
Peruvian University of Cayetano Heredia Academic Program
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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.

Dr. Jay Kashkin Dr. Kashkin
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
34 years in practice
CETEC School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Javier Chinen Dr. Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
26 years in practice
Peruvian University of Cayetano Heredia Academic Program
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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.

Dr. Doanh Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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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.

Dr. Javier Chinen Dr. Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
26 years in practice
Peruvian University of Cayetano Heredia Academic Program
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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.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

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