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Can you tell me what can autoimmune disease mean?

Can you tell me what can autoimmune disease mean?

Complicated: The immune system is that part of the body defenses that fight off outside disease like infections. Auto immune disease denotes a situation where the body "turns against itself" by making antibodies against part or parts of your own body? The ultimate autoimmune disease is lupus but many others exist affecting the thyroid or many other organ systems. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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What does it mean to have an autoimmune diseases?

What does it mean to have an autoimmune diseases?

Generic: This is a generic term for any disorder that is caused by your own immune system. It means nothing without more specific information. ...Read more

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If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?

If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?

R/O CVD: CVD = COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. The classic one are LUPUS & RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. UCVD=UNDIFFERENTIATED COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. This means that you have some but not all the criteria to meet a specific diagnosis. Make sure to follow up with s good RHEUMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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My doc says i've got autoimmune diseases. What does this mean?

My doc says i've got autoimmune diseases. What does this mean?

Body attacks itself: An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system that normally fights off invading germs gets confused and sees some of your normal body cells as "germs" and starts to attack and destroy them. The type and severity of the autoimmune disease depends upon which cells are attacked. ...Read more

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Positive ANA but no autoimmune disease. What does this mean?

Positive ANA but no autoimmune disease. What does this mean?

Just a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood. ...Read more

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If I have an autoimmune disease and HPV dose that mean most likely my HPV won't ever clear away on its own ?

If I have an autoimmune disease and HPV dose that mean most likely my HPV won't ever clear away on its own ?

Possibly: Possibly that may be the case. We do know patients with lupus have difficulty with hpv and cervical dysplasia. Talk to your gyn as you may need more frequent testing if you have had an abnormal pap smear. ...Read more

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Does false positive ELISA mean the person has autoimmune disease? Do people ever find out why they get these results?

Does false positive ELISA mean the person has autoimmune disease? Do people ever find out why they get these results?

Need more info: Elisa is an acronym for enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay. It is an immunological test that can be used for detection of various antibodies, antigens and certain chemicals. You don't mention what your elisa was positive to. Without that information i can't answer your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have the autoimmune disease called myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: It causes muscle weakness. It is autoimmune because it has antibodies to your own body, in this case they react with acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Thus the muscles do not get the stimulation to help them function due to the decreased availability of acetylcholine. It is treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that interfer with the the breakdown of acetylcholine. ...Read more

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Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! does this mean that i don't have an autoimmune disease?

Esr is elevated but my ANA and CRP are normal! does this mean that i don't have an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disorders: Esr is an inflammatory marker tha is elevated in inflammatory disorders, anemia , pregnancy, , kidney cancers , tb, lymphoma to name a few. It measures rate at which red cells sediment in a test tube in 1 hour. It is used more to monitor response to treatmemt is such disorders and helps in diagnosis of certain conditions. Esr can be elevated with negative ANA in several autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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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