Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Autoimmune Diseases And Inflammatory Arthritis

Share
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
1

1
What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and arthritis?

What is the difference between autoimmune diseases and arthritis?

Systemic, Local: Autoimmune arthritis diseases can include inflammation of the joints, connective and soft tissues as well as involvement any part of the body. Osteoarthritis, is caused by degeneration of the joints and localized to certain part of the body. The from arthritis is gradual have to do with activity, the other the onset could be sudden and involve many areas of the body.

Dr. Thomas Namey
2,412 Doctors shared insights

Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


Dr. David Rosenthal Dr. Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
17 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
2

2
What is the difference between an immune disorder vs an autoimmune disease?

What is the difference between an immune disorder vs an autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune vs Immune: Autoimmune diseases are ones which your own immune system attacks your body. Examples are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many others. Immune disorders are ones which your own immune system fails to respond normally to infections, resulting in frequent infections. Examples are common variable immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency, aggamglobulinemia, hiv/aids, and many others.

Dr. Gregory LaMorte Dr. LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
38 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
3

3
What is the difference between "automune hepititis" & regular hepitis c? I was diagnosis with autoimmune disease 18 yrs ago & hepititis c geno type 1. Thanks

Very different: Autoimmune hepatitis means that ones liver is inflamed because your body thinks that your liver is "foreign" and is attacking it. Hepatitis c is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis c virus. Genotype 1 is is one of six different c viruses that can cause hepatitis c.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
4

4
What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

What is the difference between hashimoto thyroid and thyroiditis? Are they autoimmune diseases?

Often same: 'thyroiditis' is an inflammatory process of the thyroid gland. Can be caused by virus, usually responds to anti-inflammatory medication and is self-limited. Hashimoto's thyroiditis similar, but is an autoimmune disorder where the antibodies attack the thyroid tissue, as though it was foreign. Over or underactive function could occur, but often becomes chronic and may need thyroid rx for life.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
5

5
Are autoimmune diseases more common in black people or there's no difference?

Some are: There are certain diseases that are more common in black persons than not. The ultimate autoimmune disease - systemic lupus erythematosus - is more commom in blacks than non- black persons but many other autoimmune diseases do not show any racial preferences.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Nolan Segal Dr. Segal
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
6

6
What is the chance I have an autoimmune disease if my dad had arthritis?

What is the chance I have an autoimmune disease if my dad had arthritis?

Unlikely: The most common arthritis is osteoarthritis. There can be a hereditary component but it is not an auto immune disease.

Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
7

7
What autoimmune diseases mimic arthritis?

What autoimmune diseases mimic arthritis?

Many cause arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis commonly cause arthritis. The joints are the target of many autoimmune diseases.

Dr. DUVURU Geetha Dr. Geetha
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
27 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
8

8
What other autoimmune diseases mimic arthritis?

Rheumatoid: Arthritis can be a manifestation of many auto immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis.

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
9

9
Give me information about rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune disease?

Give me information about rheumatoid arthritis or another autoimmune disease?

Great sources: There are great resources for this information such as the arthritis foundation, the american college of rheumatology, the lupus foundation of america, the national institute of health, etc.

Dr. Arthur Mandelin Dr. Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
10

10
What is the latest understanding for the cause of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)?

What is the latest understanding for the cause of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis)?

Nobody Knows: We are not sure what gets the ball rolling, but autoimmune disease in general is a case of "misprogramming" in which the immune system begins to incorrectly recognize the body's own tissues (joints in the case of ra) as though they were foreign. It then attacks them as it would any invading substance. Smoking definitely raises the risk of ra, though we don't know why!

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
11

11
What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?

What are foods that one should avoid if one has an autoimmune disease such as arthritis, lupus or fibromyalgia?

Probably none: While many diets are promoted as therapy, there are no controlled studies to support any benefit.

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Andrew Doe Dr. Doe
Radiology - Interventional
16 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
15

15
Father has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, I also have joint pain. Does that mean an autoimmune disease will pass on to my son as well?

Father has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, I also have joint pain. Does that mean an autoimmune disease will pass on to my son as well?

Not 100%: While your son will have an increased chance, it is not for certain he will have an autoimmune disorder. He has a different mother with different genetics as do you and your father.

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
16

16
Had allergic reaction to Cephalexin. Could this cause an autoimmune disease to activate? Such as rheumatoid arthritis? Having never befoe joint pain

Had allergic reaction to Cephalexin. Could this cause an autoimmune disease to activate? Such as rheumatoid arthritis? Having never befoe joint pain

Arthritis,: As a sequel to drug allergic reaction, can sometimes occur, not as a result of an autoimmune process, but a different immunologic mechanism and clears with time. If you believe your condition is really bothersome, you may want to see a rheumatologist for assessment, good luck

Dr. Gustavo Carbone Dr. Carbone
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
15 years in practice
Universidad Mariano Galvez De Guatemala
17

17
I've had pain in my joints, I got blood tests related to autoimmune diseases I got a positive ANA and anti-rnp, is this found in rheumatoid arthritis?

I've had pain in my joints, I got blood tests related to autoimmune diseases I got a positive ANA and anti-rnp, is this found in rheumatoid arthritis?

Possible: You should ask your rheumatologist. ANA and anti-RNP are seeing in mixed connective tissue disease and can overlap with rheumatoid arthritis but more information is needed, talk to your rheumatologist about them. RA by itself usually have other 2 antibodies positive called RF (rheumatoid factor) and anti-CCP (citrullinated peptides).

Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
18

18
Mom diagnosis c hoshimotos/psoriatic arthritis/viral hepatitis/ acute myeloid leukemia. What is my risk of autoimmune disease/leukemia? My children's risk?

Altered Runx-1 gene: Seems to be implicated in changing the susceptibilty to autoimmune disease and leukemia but is only 1 part of the puzzle and there appears to be other factors as well, so even if you get tested to see if you have the genetic alteration, that in itself does not mean you will get the diseases. I recommend a healthy life style with regular health exams.

Dr. Andrew Carroll Dr. Carroll
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
19
Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
20

20
Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Can deficiency of vitamin D cause autoimmune diseases?

Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven.

Dr. Tracy Lovell
495 Doctors shared insights

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 ...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