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Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?

Yes: the immune system isn't static, it can wax and wane, being immunocompetent does not mean you are not susceptible to infection, but not getting rid of the infection easily is the problem ...Read more

Organisms (Definition)

1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more


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If the immune system attacked killed the neurons cell body axons dendrites nerves throughout the body is it possible and what diagnosis would this be?

If the immune system attacked killed the neurons cell body axons dendrites nerves throughout the body is it possible and what diagnosis would this be?

Complicated: This description is quite improbable and sounds as it the person may be deceased. If you are having neurological deficiencies stronglysuggest that you see a neurologist and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?

Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction, and this really affects numerous organ systems. However, consider that there are chronic immune disorders that attack peripheral nerves (cidp), and nerves in central brain and spinal cord (ms). This is almost never an all or none situation. ...Read more

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Why is my own immune system attacking my body? Did I do something to cause my diabetes?

Why is my own immune system attacking my body? Did I do something to cause my diabetes?

Unclear: If you're talking about type one diabetes, the one when your body makes no insulin, then what probably happened was your immune system was exposed to something (maybe a virus) that looked to it like the cells in your pancreas. It then started mistakenly treating those pancreatic cells like an illness it needed to get rid of. Type 2 is something else entirely. Bottom line: you didn't cause it. ...Read more

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If the immune system mediated attack on peripheral nerves why would the human body not feel this rather giving symptoms months later when damage done?

Actually, you do...: The pain felt when one has a skin/soft tissue infection or autoimmune process is partly associated with pain receptors of nerves being activated. In certain processes, destruction of painreceptors is felt as "pins and needles" ("peripheral neuropathy").The delay you describe, may be due to other nerves that process the pain signal that are involved in the central nervous system. ...Read more

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Is it true that in certain diseases, the immune system attacks your body - it causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues?

Is it true that in certain diseases, the immune system attacks your body - it causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues?

Yes: Body can make antibodies as well as cells that damage or destroy its own cells and tissues and are the basis for some diseases, e.g., systemic lupus, hemolytic anemia, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001819/. ...Read more

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Can the immune system aggressively attack and target directly the cell body of neurons and what rare autoimmune disease would this be ?

Can the immune system aggressively attack and target directly the cell body of neurons and what rare autoimmune disease would this be ?

Vague question: I will direct you to consult a neurologist about your symptoms, which you have not explained here. A good reference to research autoimmune neurological illness is wikipedia.Org. While not an exhaustive reference on every topic, it is a valuable primer for most medical topics. Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't have HIV; however my immune system is doing the same as HIV, attacking my body, organs, systems. iViG helped, but also caused Gad 65 180.

I don't have HIV; however my immune system is doing the same as HIV, attacking my body, organs, systems.  iViG helped, but also caused Gad 65 180.

Mixed up: you are rather confused about your condition, as you were previously answered: kindly seek help in a Tertiary Care facility where multiple specialists would care for you at the same setting, rheumatologist, Immunologist and possibly psychiatrist, good luck ...Read more

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If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body are you paralyzed?

If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body are you paralyzed?

Neuropathy: Interesting question, autoimmune neurological peripheral disorders can be aggressive and progress fast but usually start with tingling and loss of sensation before paralysis. Are you asking about a specific disorder or a hypothetical question? ...Read more

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Could the immune system attack nerve cells and kill the nerves throughout the body? Is this rare? Whats this diagnosed as.

Could the immune system attack nerve cells and kill the nerves throughout the body? Is this rare? Whats this diagnosed as.

Nerve cells: Yes, the nervous system can be the target of an inflammatory response by the immune system. If such attack occurs in the brain or spinal cord it is called cerebritis or gliosis and myelitis. Multiple sclerosis is an example of this phenomenon. If the attack occurs in the nerves of te arms or legs then it is called neuropathy. Certain clinical syndromes are recognized depending the progression and distribution. ...Read more

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If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?

If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?

Mushrooms:no effect.: Mushrooms have no impact on the immune system, and are as safe for people with autoimmune diseases as they are for everyone else. ...Read more

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If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?

If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?

No sensory nerves...: If there are no sensory nerve endings in that part of the body, then no sensations are detected, so thus the brain receives no information (and so we don't "feel" anything going on). Imagine a city with 1000 security cameras. There will be "blind spots" in places that the cameras aren't looking. The police do not see things that are happening in the "blind spots". ...Read more

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If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

If the immune system can aggressively attack and kill all peripheral nerves could the human body function with just the central nervous system?

No: The central nervous system relates to the brain and spinal cord. To reach the targets (skin, muscles, blood vessels, etc) you need the peripheral nervous system. You would be paralyzed and die without it. ...Read more

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Ebv positive, i felt my body being attacked and im sure that attack was my immune system now decreased sensation face gums scalp genitals weakness >?

Ebv positive, i felt my body being attacked and im sure that attack was my immune system now decreased sensation face gums scalp genitals weakness >?

Many: People confuse ebv results. Most of us get infected in early teens, and our igg antibodies remain positive for life! have a neurologist evaluate you for possible neurological illnesses. Good luck. ...Read more

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Before strep throat reaches level of rheumatic fever, do immune system already mildly attack body tissues?

Before strep throat reaches level of rheumatic fever, do immune system already mildly attack body tissues?

Clarification: First, not all will develop rheumatic fever if untreated.The frequency is estimated at 1/200 untreated cases & what makes some do it and others not is unknown. Second, for those that will have 10 days to start treatment during which you can stop auto-antibodies to human tissue from forming. They would form antibodies to strep, just not auto-antibodies. ...Read more

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How does the body's immune system work?

How does the body's immune system work?

Immune system: The immune system is composed of many interdependent cell types that collectively protect the body from bacterial, parasitic, fungal, viral infections and from the growth of tumor cells. Many of these cell types have specialized functions. The cells of the immune system can engulf bacteria, kill parasites or tumor cells, or kill viral-infected cells. Often, these cells depend on the t helper cells. ...Read more