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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. 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 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 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 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

Dr. Ritu Saini
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Trichophyton (Definition)

Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more


Dr. Subir Mitra
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Ringworm (Definition)

A superficial fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the arms and legs. The same appearances of ringworm may also occur on the scalp (tinea capitis), beard area (tinea ...Read more