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Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Clear definition: Immune deficiency means that there is a defect in the immune system, and the person is more susceptible to have infectious diseases and cancer. There are ways to help be free of infections. Autoimmunity is a disorder in which the immune system attacks one or more of our own organs, due to a defect of regulation/tolerance. Treatment is with medications to suppress the immune responses. ...Read more

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Dr. Javier Chinen
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Immune Deficiency (Definition)

Immune deficiency simply means that there is an impairment in your immune system. You may have a decrease in the quantity of antibody(ies) or immune cells or impaired immune response (quality) to many or just a few foreign invaders. The severity varies as are the actual sites of the defects. Frequent infections are the most common presentation (sinus , pulmonary) . ...Read more


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Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Is auto immune deficiency  treatable?

Absolutely: 1st: are you talking about an immune deficiency or an autoimmune disease? Both can be treated but they require different specialists so you need to know your diagnosis before you decide whom to see. ...Read more

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Wy does my Ana come back positive all the time? My mom has Lupus, ad two others in my family.Also, auto immune deficiency runs on my moms side.

Wy does my Ana come back positive all the time? My mom has Lupus, ad two others in my family.Also, auto immune deficiency runs on my moms side.

May be genetic: Relative of people with lupus can have a + ANA. This does not mean you will eventually get lupus yourself. You may never. You have a genetic risk factor and your physician will monitor you for lupus development ...Read more

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How do you detect immune deficiency?

How do you detect immune deficiency?

Various tests: Lab tests for igg/iga is one test that can detect an immune deficiency, but there are many immune deficiencies which exist, many of which cannot be detected with an igg/iga alone. See an immunologist for an immune evaluation if you have many frequent serious infections. ...Read more

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What is a humoral immune deficiency?

What is a humoral immune deficiency?

Humoral Deficiency: Humoral immunodeficiency is a deficiency of circulating antibodies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of immune deficiency?

What are the symptoms of immune deficiency?

Infections: Pt with immune deficiencies typically present with recurrent or unusual infections. The range of pidd varies from relatively minor to life threatening medical emergency. Check www.Primmaryimmune.Org for some really good information on pidd. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an immune deficiency?

Infections: Immunodeficiency presents with recurrent infections. When these infections occur, the type of infection, the bug responsible for the infection and the frequency of infection helps the clinician understand the type of immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

Advanced HIV : The advanced stage of HIV infection, when people have severely compromised immune systems and are at risk for opportunistic infections and malignancies. ...Read more

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Docs! Please name the causes of immune deficiency?

Open question: immunodefiency could be primary (born with) or secondary to different causes (medications, viruses, etc), primary immunodeficiencies approach around hundred in number, all are rare, most appear in early infancy or childhood, very few appear for the first time in adulthood, try webmd if you need a more comprehensive answer ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

What are the common symptoms of immune deficiency (iga)?

Mostly none: Many people have IgA deficiency without consequences, presumably because igg, a different antibody, can do the work. Iga deficiency is associated with susceptibility to infections of mucosas, the symptoms are from respiratory infections such as sinusitis and pneumonias, from infectious diarrheas and sometimes from genital infections. ...Read more

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Where are immune deficiency disorders located in the body?

Where are immune deficiency disorders located in the body?

Everywhere: Some immune disorders lead to more upper respiratory infections, or more skin infections, for example. This is because the different defects in the immune system makes you unable to fight those particular types of infections. But, the cells, antibodies, and proteins of the immune system are basically produced in the bone marrow and travel throughout your body. So you could be affected anywhere. ...Read more

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Can there be other immune deficiency diseases besides aids?

Can there be other immune deficiency diseases besides aids?

There are many: There are well over 100 hereditary / genetic deficiencies in components of the immune system. Illnesses from malnutrition to cushing's suppress immunity. Different cellular components may become depleted in a host of illness or as a result of medication. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a possible immune deficiency disorder?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a possible immune deficiency disorder?

Frequent infections: Immune deficiencies typically present with frequent infections. The types of infections determine which part of the immune system to evaluate with testing. Some immune deficiencies have associated symptoms/findings in addition to the frequent infections. ...Read more

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Scids---severe combine immune deficiency syndrome. What is it and how treated?

Scids---severe combine immune deficiency syndrome. What is it and how treated?

Not enough space: Scid is an acronym for multiple immune deficiency conditions in which patients are born with severe defects in immune regulation. Some forms are passed down in families and other consist of new mutations. Treatment varies and can involve bone marrow transplants replacement with immunoglobulins or Adenosine as well as many other treatment options. Early detection and prompt treatment are important. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between an immune deficiency and an immunocompromise ? Same thing?

Clarification: In general, immune deficiency implies that a person was either born with, or acquired a deficiency in one or more parts of their immune system. This condition is generally not reversible. Immunocompromise also implies an improperly functioning immune system, but may not be longstanding (depending on the cause). There is a lot of overlap. ...Read more

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Why does my 4yo get literally one cold right after another? Does she have an immune deficiency? Going on a month and a half. Gets better for two days

Hard to say: Studies show the average kid experiences 5-7 respiratory and 2-3 diarrheal diseases / yr up to the age of 5. Some are less intense than others. They tend to cluster around the winter and spring.Significant immune deficiency leads to major bone and system infections by age 6 mo. Minor IgA deficiency can be hard to detect, but is not treated. ...Read more

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How does one get immune deficiency?

How does one get immune deficiency?

Acquired, inherited: The immune system is the specialized part of our body that protects us against infections, identifying and eliminating microbes and germs that harm our body. It also helps to control tumors. A deficiency of this system can be inherited, caused by a defective gene, or most commonly acquired, caused by an infection such as HIV or measles, medications or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition. ...Read more

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How do you get an immune deficiency?

Mostly genetic: Rarely acquired.. And then congenital, means at birth. ...Read more

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What is defined as an immune deficiency?

Poor defenses: The immune system is the specialized part of our body that protects us against infections, identifying and eliminating microbes and germs that harm our body. It also helps to control tumors. A deficiency of this system can be inherited, caused by a defective gene, or most commonly acquired, caused by an infection such as HIV or measles, or a condition like diabetes or malnutrition. ...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