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Doctor insights on: Suppressed Immune System And Gouty Arthritis

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Usually what are the biggest risks from a person having a suppressed immune system?

Usually what are the biggest risks from a person having a suppressed immune system?

Risks: Patients with suppressed immune systems (e.g. organ transplant recipients, HIV, etc) are usually at increased risk for opportunistic infections (e.g. viral, fungal) and malignancies. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Selke
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Immunosuppression (Definition)

Our immune systems are complex, with defense functions against external threats and internal functions that define us as unique individuals. Therapeutic medications to control diseases of overactivity of the immune system (like lupus) or to prevent rejection of transplanted organs we want to trick the body into considering "self" have consequences caused by unwanted ...Read more


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Explain about suppressed immune system please?

Explain about suppressed immune system please?

Need more info: We would need a bit more information. Do you know or just suspect your immune system is suppressed? I would suggest you talk to your primary doctor or the specialist treating your immune disorder. Ask the doctor for information and resources (reputable web sites, etc.) so that you can learn more about your specific type of immune disease. Good luck. ...Read more

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Girlfriend has suppressed immune system. Can we have a baby?

Girlfriend has suppressed immune system. Can we have a baby?

PRECONCEPTION: It depends. See her OB gyn for a preconception visit. Get married and be there for her for the long haul. It's only fair to her to have your love and support. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have chickenpox by having suppressed immune system due to use of clobetasol for >2wks on my legs? Im 31 and have eczema.

Is it possible to have chickenpox by having suppressed immune system due to use of clobetasol for >2wks on my legs? Im 31 and have eczema.

No: Is the chicken pox on your legs? Are you sure it is chicken pox? Generally speaking, 2 weeks of clobetasol on a limited area of the skin does not suppress the immune system. ...Read more

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Received an injection of prednisone & course of Cefzil antibiotic. Is it safe to take a probiotic with this? Worried about suppressed immune system?

Received an injection of prednisone & course of Cefzil antibiotic. Is it safe to take a probiotic with this? Worried about suppressed immune system?

Yes: It never hurts to take probiotic with antibiotic( may reduce the side effect of diarrhea) . An injection of steroid is not going to suppress your immune system . ...Read more

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Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Which is the main difference between rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and gouty arthritis?

Many...: Ra affects everything in the body by chronic inflammation, joint stiffness, related diseases. It may cause severe deformity and contracture of the toes and fingers. Gout can cause joint pain acutely and gradually create enough joint changes to produce chronic pain as well. Kidney function is what is treated as the root cause of gout. Osteoarthritis is mainly the wear and tear process in joints. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of gouty arthritis?

See below: Symptoms are usually a swollen, hot red joint with restricted range of motion and pain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for gouty arthritis?

What are the tests for gouty arthritis?

See below: Two tests: one is a blood test which tests the level of uric acid in your blood. The second on is a test of the joint fluid in the affected joints or joint that looks for urate crystrals under a microscope. These crystals look like needles which can feel like needles as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...Read more


Dr. C Julio Aponte
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Gouty Arthritis (Definition)

Gouty arthritis is a joint disease caused by crystal deposits of uric acid in the joints. These deposits can cause pain and ...Read more