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What Is Auto Immune Deficiency
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Aids is only the state a person is in, it is a syndrome. Aids stands for acquired immune deficiency, right?
Yes: The t cells have been compromised to an extent that patient is at risk of particular infections and diseases. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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