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Hydroxychloroquine used for multiple autoimmune disorders?

Hydroxychloroquine used for multiple autoimmune disorders?

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine): Yes. Hydroxy Chloroquine is used in many autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sjogrens , juvenile inflammatory arthritis, crest syndrome . It has also been used in chronic idiopathic urticaria and graft vs host disease. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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Is there a treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

Is there a treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

No cure yet: There is no curative treatment yet available for mitochondrial disorders. However, a lot of research is being done in this area. In the meantime, the treatment includes various supplements (vitamins and antioxidants) that may help some patients, maintaining healthy lifestyle, and avoiding triggers that may make disease worse such as certain medications that affect mitochondrial function. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

No: Pt with primary immune deficiency pidd have defects in their immune system that do not allow then to fight infections. Pidd is a very serious disease and must be taken very seriously. Pidd can kill. A great resource www.Primaryimmune.Org. ...Read more

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Is helminthic therapy a viable treatment for autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and asthma?

Is helminthic therapy a viable treatment for autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and asthma?

Unknown: There is research looking at the roles that infections may play with certain types of diseases, but currently it is not standard care to use helminthic therapy unless you have a true helminthic infection. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Jury still out: For a nice comprehensive and understandable review, check out this page on the american autoimmune related diseases association (aarda). http://www.aarda.org/research_display.php?id=85. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

No: There is no clinical evidence that this approach has any value for behcet's. ...Read more

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Is there another names for chronic inflammatory neurologic disorder?

Is there another names for chronic inflammatory neurologic disorder?

Terminology?: There really isn't a specific disease entity we refer to in the U.S. As "chronic inflammatory neurological disorder." however, if you are asking for specific diseases which could be classified as examples of "chronic inflammatory neurological disorders?" those are easier to name such as, cerebral vasculitis, ms, sarcoidosis, lupus cerebritis, and others. ...Read more

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What is the treament for autoimmune diseases?

What is the treament for autoimmune diseases?

Suppression: Blocking the body's immune reaction to its own tissues often requires interference with the immune system itself, either non-specifically with steroids, drugs which attack immune mediating cells, or drugs which block receptor sites, etc. Many of these are effective in limiting the damage due to disease, but have their own toxicities to deal with. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Yes: Nccn, a nationaly recognized organization publishes guidlines for the treatments of all malignancies including mds. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

What is the treatment for mitochondrial disorder?

Supportive: Mitochondria are little workshops in each cell that do work outsourced from the central nucleus. When the mitochondria do work that is defective, the intricate work of sustaining the bodies metabolism begins to fail. Over time sensitive functions decline and the person looses capabilities. After diagnosis, the aim of therapy is to preserve quality of life as long as possible. ...Read more

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What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

What is treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus?

S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues it is treated with steroids and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds, avoid sun and wear protective clothing. Cytotoxic drugs if you do not respond to cortico steroids cytotoxics have side effects need to be monit. ...Read more

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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Vary: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease and usually respond to any treatment that affects immune responses. Currently drugs like remicade, (infliximab) humira, or other tnf drugs are the choices. If you are a sufferer, check with your gastroenterologist on the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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How can treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

How can  treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Time and Focus: The first thing to understand is that episodes of depression can-and do-happen in the course of treating bpd. Also many of the symptoms of the two disorders are similar, so at times both the meds and therapy that would be appropriate are likely to look identical. But, in very general terms, bpd depends more heavily on long-term therapy--building a positive sense of self and capacity for trust. ...Read more

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Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic demyelinating brain disease?

Treatment for chronic demyelinating brain disease?

Drugs exist: Previous answer on stress reduction which is really important.However, medications exist that can help too. It does depend on which demyelinating problem (ms, cdip), and what type as some treatments are more indicated for certain kinds of ms for example.Many are powerful immune-modulating drugs, and can be by mouth, shot or IV depending. Best to see someone skilled in treatment, such as neurologist. ...Read more

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How are an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease different?

How are an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease different?

Immunity: Autoimmunity is when your own immune system decides to attack itself whereas an immune disorder is a defect or failure of your own immune system to either produce or protect from infectious invaders. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Not really: D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist. A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines.The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx. ...Read more

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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more