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Doctor insights on: Immune Disorders

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Can long term immune disorder sufferers ever recover?

Can long term immune disorder sufferers ever recover?

Quest unclear: Question not clear. Pts with HIV can have normal lifespan if they take meds. ...Read more

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What are some immune disorders children are born with?

What are some immune disorders children are born with?

Immune disorders: Children may be born with immune disorders that affects white blood cell line or immunoglobulins. Based on the kind of deficit the child is not able to fight bacterial / viral/ parasitic infections. some children have severe combined immunodefiency that affects all cell types. HIV is acquired immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of doctors that specialize in immune disorders?

Do doctors know of doctors that specialize in immune disorders?

Doctor referrals: Look for a board certified doctor in allergy and immunology. Some allergists focus more on allergy/asthma and others focus their practices more on immunology. ...Read more

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What to do if I have health question about auto immune disorders!?

What to do if I have health question about auto immune disorders!?

See details: Ask your doctor. If you provide specific info about your situation, doctors on this site may be able to help. ...Read more

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Is dermographism an immune disorder?

Is dermographism an immune disorder?

No: It is a sign of too much histamine in your system which can be from over production or over release. It is not dangerous but can be treated with daily antihistamines if bothersome. ...Read more

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How does an auto-immune disorder lead to addison's disease?

How does an auto-immune disorder lead to addison's disease?

Adrenal Fatigue: Autoimmune disease is a manifestation of abnormal immune stimulation. This excess immune respone causes your adrenal glands to increase secretion of stress hormone - cortisol. Early on in disease your cortisol levels may be elevated- however over time your adrenals "tire out" and eventually can't produce enough cortisol. When cortisol is too low, you will show the signs and symptoms of addisons. ...Read more

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If a 2 month old had an immune disorder would they be sicker?

If a 2 month old had an immune disorder would they be sicker?

Depends: There are an array of different immune issues and some are more severe than others. Those with severe immune disorders are often hospitalized with a major illness by 2-4 months.At that point their initial diagnosis is suspected and confirmed. ...Read more

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Does an auto immune disorder have anything to do with a defect in killer t cells?

Does an auto immune disorder have anything to do with a defect in killer t cells?

Maybe, maybe not: There are many different types of autoimmune disorders, many of which are not associated with immune deficiencies. Certain immune deficiencies (e.g., wiskott-aldrich syndrome, cvid, apeced) can be associated with autoimmunity, but only some are associated with defects in "killer" t cells. Some disorders of immune regulation (e.g. Hlh) can act like autoimmunity. See an immunologist for more info. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the appearance of cellulitis and an auto immune disorder?

What is the difference in the appearance of cellulitis and an auto immune disorder?

Great difference: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin causing infected areas to look red and swollen and to feel painful and hot. Causes of cellulitis include streptococcus bacteria. Autoimmune cause abnormally low activity or over activity of the immune system. Autoimmune diseases hamper immune response and there is usually no immune response as with cellulitis. ...Read more

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Does aids sound like a auto immune disorder?

Does aids sound like a auto immune disorder?

No: I don't know what it sounds like, but it's not. It's a disease of immune compromise, not an autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Can I still get my IVF with an auto immune disorder?

Can I still get my IVF with an auto immune disorder?

Often yes: Many women with autoimmune disorders are successful with ivf. Get clearance from your rheumatologist and reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a consult, too, with a perinatologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can having an auto-immune disorder make your immune system weak?

Not necessarily: Autoimmune disease may not necessarily weaken your immune system but some medications used to treat them can weaken it. Discuss options and side effects with your treating physician. ...Read more

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What auto immune disorder has insomnia and no hunger as a symptom?

What auto immune disorder has insomnia and no hunger as a symptom?

Many: Lack of hunger and insomnia can be caused by lots of conditions. One autoimmune disorder that is rare, called morvan syndrome, is specifically associated with insomnia. ...Read more

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Which auto immune disorder has insomnia and no hunger, as a symptom?

Which auto immune disorder has insomnia and no hunger, as a symptom?

Many variables: First, there are many autoimmune disorders recognized, and many more about which we are not sure. Second, more than1 autoimmune disorder may coexist in the same person. For example, i see a patient who has sjogren's syndrome, hashimoto's disease and dyscollagenosis. So your question might include: lupus, scleroderma, or [polymyositis. Hunger and insomnia are not critical distinguishing features :. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Can you tell me what is granulomatous disease and how to differentiate it with auto-immune disorder.?

Granulomatous dz: There are infectious and non-infectious types of granulomatous disease. A non-infectious type would be sarcoidosis. Unfortunately no one knows the cause of sarcoidosis. It could indeed be an autoimmune disease. It does respond to steroids. Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks specific areas of one's own body. In many of those diseases, blood work can help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is immunotherapy and what are the pros and cons of using this approach to combat immune disorders?

What is immunotherapy and what are the pros and cons of using this approach to combat immune disorders?

Immunotherapy: It id useful for allergies only. That is a common immune problem. Immune treatments such as gammaglobulin are not referred to as standard immunotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an auto immune disorder without it showing in any of your blood work or test results?

Is it possible to have an auto immune disorder without it showing in any of your blood work or test results?

Auto immune: Absolutely. Many of the common auto-immune problems are diagnosed by examination or by your verbal history of the problem. ...Read more