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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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Can hepatitis b vaccine give you rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as polyartheritis nodosa because my sister started getting symptoms shortly after?

Can hepatitis b vaccine give you rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as polyartheritis nodosa because my sister started getting symptoms shortly after?

Not likely: There is no known strong evidence to prove that this vaccine causes PAN. In fact, having the hepatitis B infection itself is what classically causes PAN. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis b, tb, or other vaccination stimulate latent psoriasis or any other autoimmune disease that runs in the family?

Can hepatitis b, tb, or other vaccination stimulate latent psoriasis or any other autoimmune disease that runs in the family?

See answer : Many mds hesitate to vaccinate patients (pts.) with inflammatory and autoimmune disease for fear of triggering flares of disease or because of possible contraindications with the meds pts. Take. In reality, it is quite uncommon. Hepatitis b and injectable seasonal flu vaccines are fine. The primary precaution/contraindication is giving live or attenuated vaccines (e.g. Tb) to immunosuppressed pts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "automune hepititis" & regular hepitis c? I was diagnosis with autoimmune disease 18 yrs ago & hepititis c geno type 1. Thanks

Very different: Autoimmune hepatitis means that ones liver is inflamed because your body thinks that your liver is "foreign" and is attacking it. Hepatitis c is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis c virus. Genotype 1 is is one of six different c viruses that can cause hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Can allergies lead to an autoimmune disease?

Can allergies lead to an autoimmune disease?

Allergies are immune: Hyper- ige response to allergens is what causes an allergy. Many people do not have this. It is autoimmune inderectly, in that the inflammation from histamine and leukotrienes released by the bodies celles cause sinusitis, conjunctivitis, or asthma. I also beieve that even mild food allergies can worsen arthritis of the spondyloarthritis class, but this has not been systematically confirmed. ...Read more

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Do auto antibodies always lead to autoimmune diseases? Or can they be present then go away without harm?

Do auto antibodies always lead to autoimmune diseases? Or can they be present then go away without harm?

Usually harmless: Millions of people have a positive antinuclear antibody without any evidence of illness over a lifetime. Like most labs, they are a concern if, and only if, there's a corresponding evidence of illness on history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases like lupus or multiple sclerosis?

NO relationship: This question has been asked and answered numerous times on this site. Masturbation does NOT cause disease or blindness! ...Read more

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Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

Does HPV that causes visible genital warts in men lead to cancer or autoimmune diseases?

HPV: It all depends upon the strain of hpv you get. The unfortunate news is that distinguishing strains is not readily available with testing. But, the bad strains of hpv can cause throat and rectal cancers in men. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more