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Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

Immunity to rubella means immune to chickenpox?

No: These are two different germs and immunity to one does not mean immunity to the other. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Measles (Definition)

Also known as rubeola, this is a formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes, and a characteristic red rash. Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more


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Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Can the immune system replicate antibodies from vaccines?

Unclear question: Immune system normally makes all types of antibodies in very small amounts. Vaccines increase the amount of antibodies to the antigens in the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the immune response/body defenses against mononucleosis?

Can you please discuss the immune response/body defenses against mononucleosis?

Mono: Mononucleosis is caused by either the ebv or CMV virus. They are attacked by antibodies produced in our immune system. ...Read more

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Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Shingles vaccine needed in suppressed immune systems?

Contraindicated: Shingles vaccine (zostavax) is a live attenuated vaccine that contains a pretty good dose of weakened chicken pox virus. It is not recommended in people who are immunosuppressed due to risk of infection arising from the vaccine. ...Read more

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How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

How can the immune system fight a viral infection?

Several: When the body encounters a virus, it may mount multiple responses to it. This include the production of specific antibody, activation of the body's killer cells, production of mediators such as interferons- just to name a few. ...Read more

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How can our immune system fight anthrax?

How can our immune system fight anthrax?

Vaccination: A vaccine for anthrax was available a while ago and was given to military personnel. For microbial diseases, vaccination is the best way to support the immune system to fight the infection. ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the immune response against Lyme disease?

Can you please discuss the immune response against Lyme disease?

Lyme Disease: It is both a cellular and humoral immune response that is much too in-depth to describe in this very small space. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Can you tell me how Hib meningitis vaccine help the body's immune system fight the disease?

Prepared antibody: The HIB vaccine allows the body to prepare blocking antibodies ahead of time.Antibodies form to the vaccine antigen that will be immediately available to the patient if they are ever exposed to the germ, so the germ is prevented from invading the body. ...Read more

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How can viruses undermine our immune system?

How can viruses undermine our immune system?

Many: Since viruses can insert their DNA into our cells, they can modify our immune system mostly transiently. The extreme example would be HIV which destroys the lymphocytes which are the backbone of our immune system. ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight malaria?

How does the immune system fight malaria?

Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also seeks the genetic marker of the malaria to flag it for a "kill". Since malaria invades natural cells of the body it can begin to hide from the immune system and replicate. Consider vaccination if traveling in high risk areas with malaria. ...Read more

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Do inactivated rabies vaccines elicit cell mediated immunity(t-cells) aside from just antibody production?

Activated rabies vac: Yes. They activate dendritic cells and presumptively enhance immune function in that fashion. J virol 2011 feb; 85(4) :1634-44. ...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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Can an immune system fight the rabies from a cat?

Can an immune system fight the rabies from a cat?

Rabies: This is a very serious illness and can be fatal. Immune system cannot fight . That is why anti- Rabies Vaccine is administered. ...Read more

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How can the immune system attack invaders like mites.?

How can  the immune system attack invaders like mites.?

Mites: I will answer in regards to dust mites, because you did not specifiy what mites you are asking about. Dust mites do not invide the body but some individuals become allergic to their fecal material. The body produces ige to it and a cascade of imunological events occurs that causes symptoms of nasal allergies, asthma and eczema. ...Read more

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Can getting multiple, simultaneous vaccinations overwhelm my child's immune system?

Can getting multiple, simultaneous vaccinations overwhelm my child's immune system?

No: The funny thing is that 10 -20 times more antigens, the components that trigger our immune system, were given 40 years ago than today, yet this issue is raised. The baby is exposed to more antigens in a play group than all shots combined. Research studies have repeatedly proven that simultaneous vaccinations cause no significant problems to the child's immune response. ...Read more

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How can the immune system respond to bronchitis?

How can the immune system respond to bronchitis?

Remarkably: In an immunocompetent individual, the immune system in general is adequate enough to overcome bronchitis. It may need little more than a week or two and some over the counter medications to help the symptoms. ...Read more

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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more

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If fever is such an important response of the immune system to fight fight infection why do hospitals give meds for them?

If fever is such an important response of the immune system to fight fight infection why do hospitals give meds for them?

For comfort's sake: It's certainly not harmful to treat a fever; we do so mostly to make patients more comfortable. Any benefits to fever are mild and theoretical. I suspect your provider was trying to convey the idea that fever itself is a normal response to infection. Fever itself does not always needed to be treated, unless it is very high (104 degrees). ...Read more