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Doctor insights on: Immune Response Inflammatory Syndrome

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How does systemic inflammatory response syndrome trigger problems?

How does systemic inflammatory response syndrome trigger problems?

Inflammation bad!: Inflammation dose many things deleterious to the body including: releases inflammatory cytokines into the blood stream. This damages your blood vessels and accelerates atherosclerosis. Clotting factors rise, which are thrombotic themselves. The body enters a catabolic state (tiisue breakdown). People feel fatigued and bad. Inflammation from any cause need to treated. ...Read more

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Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a 5 year old with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis cause macrophage activation syndrome?

Can systemic inflammatory response syndrome  in a 5 year old with juvenile rheumatoid  arthritis cause macrophage activation  syndrome?

SIRS + JRA = MAS?: There is controversy as to whether macrophage activating syndrome is a real entity, versus it being confused for hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (hlh). Hlh has much more defined criteria and can make a patient very sick (and requires chemo for treatment). A question i would have is could a patient with jra who develops sirs really have hlh. I would consult peds hem/onc (rheum mds may disagree). ...Read more

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more

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Is SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) commonly associated with pain?

Is SIRS (Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) commonly associated with pain?

Can be: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome which is either fever or hypothermia,either high or low blood count with many WBC band forms, tachycardia and tachypnea, can be seen in infections with sepsis and in noninfectious insults such as trauma or burns. Therefore depending on the cause it can be associated with pain. ...Read more

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How can antihistamine drugs affect the inflammatory immune response?

How can antihistamine drugs affect the inflammatory immune response?

Usually partially: Antihistamines partially block immune responses such as those associated with allergy. Usually in the setting of allergy, the immune system diversifies its response and other cells become involved such as T and B cells, making antihistamines less helpful. Antihistamines partially suppress allergic symptoms, and can suppress symptoms until the immune response burns itself out or triggers stop. ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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What are the tests for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

What are the tests for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

SIRS: The conference concluded that the manifestations of sirs include, but are not limited to: body temperature less than 36°c(96.8°f) or greater than 38°c(100.4°f) heart rate greater than 90 beats per minute tachypnea (high respiratory rate), with than 20 breaths per minute; or, an arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide less than 4.3 kpa (32 mmhg) white blood cell count less than 4000 cells/mm³. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

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

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What is the treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (sirs)?

SIRS: Sirs may result from a myriad of underlying causes. Treating the cause and supportive measures are the mainstay of the treatment. ...Read more

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Does autoimmune disease cause cytokine storm or calm it down due to immune dysfunction?

Does autoimmune disease cause cytokine storm or calm it down due to immune dysfunction?

CytoKine storm: When our body detects foreign microorganisms indicating an infection, our body might respond by over-protecting the site of infection. The body may race so many antibodies to the infection site that they collect in a cytokine storm. When the infection is in the lungs, for example, a cytokine storm can potentially block airways and result in suffocation. Medical researchers have identified the caus. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

No: No fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord). ...Read more

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What's an immune response?

What's an immune response?

Multiple layers: It is the body's response to attacks from foreign material. The response is typically the production of igg, igm and IgA antibodies to fight infections. It is also making ige antibodies that are responsible for allergies. Immune response also includes white blood cells like neutrophils and blood proteins called complement. It's a system with multiple layers and redundancies to protect the body. ...Read more

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Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses?

Which immune assay is best to measure inflammatory responses?

No great test: Acute inflammation: c-reactive protein; long-term inflammation: erythrocyte sedimentation rate. But a complete blood count with differential can also help. There are so many tests you need to see a doctor to have the appropriate test ordered. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune diseases affect the nervous system?

Many: There are numerous autoimmune disease which can involve the nervous system. My advice is to google the subject and read for yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system. ...Read more

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Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Several: Both primary and secondary. The classics are clearly Multiple Sclerosis, and far less common, Neuromyelitis Optica, yet, some cases of immune encephalitis, such as NMDA. Secondary problems may be encountered from Lupus, Rheumatoid, Sjogren's, Pernicious Anemia, etc. Peripheral nerves may be involved by Guillain-Barre, and Chr Inflammatory Polyneuritis. ...Read more