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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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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