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Is Vaccine Sensitivity Hereditary
Hla gene mutations predispose one to developing autoimmunity after viral &/or vaccine exposure...Why not screen for mutations before vaccinating us?
Vaccine-preventable : Infections trigger clinical symptoms of auto-immune disorders far more often & more severely than do vaccines. The who's criteria for assessing adverse reactions to vaccines, including autoimmune diseases, are the consistency, strength & specificity of an association, not just a temporal relationship. Image.Thelancet.Com/.../02art9340web.Pdf discusses current & future epidemiology ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Is it true the h1n1 vaccine is banned in some countries? Is it also true that it contains thermerisol , beta propiolactone, neomycin sulfate, & more?
Depends: Most of the h1n1 vaccines do not contain thimerosal: http://www.Fda.Gov/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/questionsaboutvaccines/ucm186102.Htm even those that due contain it in such low amounts the risk of the influenza is much greater than any risk of side effects from the thimerosal. ...Read more
Not available : Although group a & b streptococcus cause significant problems around the world there is no presently available vaccine that would prevent it. A worrisome issue for researchers contemplating one for group a strep comes from its potential to trigger an auto-immune response that is more damaging than the initial infection. In time they may sort this out. ...Read more
Possibly: There are some asian countries that have higher incidence of gastric cancer, and there is thought to be an association of stomach cancer with smoked foods, excess alcohol, and cigarette smoking. Lifestyle and possibly asian heritage may be associated, but gastric cancer in the us is fairly uncommon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Trigeminal neuralgia: There is no hereditary component for trigeminal neuralgia. No geographic tendency or racial differences have been found for trigeminal neuralgia. However, females are affected up to twice as often as males (range, 3:2 to 2:1). In addition, in 90% of patients, the disease begins after age 40 years, with a typical onset of 60-70 years (middle and later life). ...Read more
Not hereditary: Anti-yo refers to an antibody that the immune system makes in response, typically, to some type of cancer in the body. That antibody then attacks parts of the nervous system (usually cerebellum). It is not related to any type of hereditary conditions. Your risk of developing it would be the same as the general population. I hope your mom is doing well. ...Read more
Probably both: UV radiation and family genetics probably both play a role in BRAF genetics. To lower your risk of developing melanoma, it is best to limit your exposure to UV radiation and to know your family history. If your family history increases your risk, you should see your dermatologist a few times a year for skin cancer screening. Melanoma that is caught early is highly treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will widespread vaccination for 'chickenpox' eventually cause or contribute to a mutation of the virus that is vaccine resistant?
Doubt it: We have viruses that tend to remain stable, like measles, mumps, rubella and so far varicella. We have viruses that tend to mutate, like the various flu strains. We have been vaccinating against the big 3 MMR for at least 4 decades and the varicella for more than 2. There is no evidence of change in these. The flu, however, mutates quire often and makes the vaccine a best guess and sometimes wrong ...Read more
Yes and No, or Both: Every baby is born with some temperament, some personality. Part of everybody's mental state is inherited. The rest of it develops with age (the development is guided by both inherited and environmental factors). Nobody is born with a blank mental state, that is capable of developing into all types of personalities. Some aspects of every person are already predistined, but nobody knows how much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BCG: Bcg is an intradermal injection at the deltoid. If bcg is accidentally given subcutaneously, then a local abscess may form that can ulcerate, and may require treatment with antibiotics. Without treatment it could spread, causing damage to other areas. If pus is aspirated and analysed and treated correctly, the abscess will generally heal on its own in a matter of weeks. ...Read more
Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?
Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most closely implicated infectious agent to be associated with both ms and sle. Epidemiological findings show a strong correlation between ebv infection and the risk of developing these diseases. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.12.136. ...Read more
Rare: According to the CDC: "The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal and organ transplantations." ...Read more
Hard to explain: While some people are genetically more at risk, it is not inherited. At some point in life the victims immune system decides to react to gluten based protein as if it were an invading germ. It creates antibodies that mistakenly attack your intestinal tissues as if they were that germ & you become symptomatic. Why it happens is unknown, a fluke in the immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer