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How Does The Disease Sars Affect The Immune System
Expat in singapore. Concerned about sars. Am I the only person here who is really scared of this disease?
What to do if I have to do this leaflet for years 1+2 about diseases, like sars and swine flu. how are they transmitted ?
Leaflet: If asked to do a leaflet about a medical topic that is not in an area of yoru expertise, it would be wise to consult an authoritative source like the CDC website for information. The CDC does a good job in making medical information available in a way that everyone can understand it. ...Read more
Which of the following diseases would you consider to be endemic- sars, aids, flu, influenza or cancer?
Plenty of reasons: If your kidneys are losing protein in your urine (proteinuria), this can affect the production of antibodies to fight infections. If your kidney disease is a result of uncontrolled diabetes, elevated blood sugars can lower the immune response to infections. Finally, if one is on dialysis, great care must be taken to keep the dialysis site sterile as this is often a source of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminology: If the body develops antibodies to human tissue of any type,it is labeled auto immune.In celiac disease and lesser forms of gluten sensitivity, the body has developed antibodies to tissue transglutaminases.These can cause injury to the absorptive surfaces of the small intestines and impair absorption of nutrients.Nutritional deficits can weaken the body but are not specific to the immune system ...Read more
Is it possible the immune system can cause an autoimmune attack with t cells nk killer cells without causing antibodies and what diseases can they be?
Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more
Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more
Disease low immune: Yes. Temporarly after viral infections there is t cell dysfunction resulting in asthma. With connective tissue disease the is disordered immune systems. After radiation and around certian chemicals the immune systems is disordered. Many other disorders such as pernicious anemia, scid, subclass deficiency etc. Have a genetic basis. ...Read more
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants. ...Read more
Many autoimmune Dx!: Psoriasis, inflammatory arthritis, most cases of thyroid disease, type 1 diabetes (juvenile onset), lupus, eczema....I can't stop. Immune issues can cause miscarriages, stroke, blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis). Even acne rosacea is autoimmune! allergies are immune diseases. I can't stop.....................................................................! ...Read more
Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more
See doc or clinic...: If you are concerned that you have a viral infection that is gradually destroying your immune system, then please see a physician for diagnosis and therapy. There are some antiviral medications that might help you. If financial resources are limiting, then go to a public clinic where payments are based upon your ability to pay. Empower yourself. You are worth it. ...Read more
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