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What Symptoms Usually Go Along With Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Severe infections: This disease affects the immune system so that they are unable to fight off common germs and get very sick from infections that would be mild in healthy people. These severe infections can include skin or bone infections and abscesses in internal organs (lungs, liver, brain). Children with this disease are healthy at birth but usually develop severe infections in infancy or early childhood. ...Read more
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an inherited disorder. In CGD, immune cells called phagocytes are unable to kill some types of bacteria and fungi. This disorder leads to long-term (chronic) and repeated (recurrent) infections. Recurrent infections should be worked up by a physician ...Read more
Yes, different organ: Ulcerative colitis effects the colon and rectum. Pelvic inflammatory disease (pid) effects the uterus and fallopian tubes. These organs are next to each other so symptoms can be similar. Also, the immune system suppressing medications that help control ulcerative colitis can make it easier to have other infections, such as pid. ...Read more
Often none, but...: Berylllium (used in the aerospace industry, and long ago in fluorescent light-bulb production) is a heavy metal that some can react to with an immune response. Since it is inhaled the response can affect the lungs and the lymph nodes in the chest. The immune response can cause scarring that leads to cough, shortness of breath, and enlarged lymph nodes (which by themselves are harmless). ...Read more
Systemic and local: Non hodgkins lymphoma may cause systemic symptoms such as weight loss, fever, night sweats and itchiness. Locally, it can present as a lump or sweling in the head and neck, groin or any lymph node area. If it's large, it can obstruct passage ways such as esophagus, intestines, ureter or blood vessels. If it involves the chest, it may give symptoms of cough, shortness of breath or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Polyuria, stones: Hyperparathyroidism is primary if the gland overproduces on its own, secondary if the cause is hypocalcemia, usually induced by kidney dz. The symptoms can be mild with mild ca increase . The most commom complaint in primary is increased urination, and kidney stones with the complaint of pain. Secondary hyperparathyroidism is part of renal failure and is blamed for the itching with that dz. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Breathing problems: Pulmonary is the term for a doctor who specializes in lung disorders. This can include breathing difficulty, asthma, respiratory infections, and lung cancer. The lung and heart are intimately related and treatment of the lungs sometimes requires treatment of the heart as well. ...Read more
Symptoms: It s a great question. Kidney disease is often called the "silent killer" as it sometimes takes a significant decline in function before symptoms begin. Additionally every patient is different in that some people with 20% function feel better than others with the same degree.I hope that helps. Go to the NKF website or www.kidney.org for more info. ...Read more
Pneumonia: Legionella is a relatively common cause of community-acquired and hospital acquired pneumonias. Legionnaire's disease is a syndrome of pneumonia caused by legionella species. One acute, febrile, self-limited infection caused by legionella is pontiac fever. I am unaware of any chronic infections involving legionella species. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Varied symptoms: Tb can infect many organ systems but the most common site is lungs. Cough, fever, night sweats, weight loss, reduced appetite, breathing difficulty, neck swellings etc. Are some common initial symptoms. However, symptoms related to each particular organ system involved can be varied & will require extensive evaluation to determine cause. If there is risk of exposure to tb, have yourself tested. ...Read more
Chest pain: Coronary artery disease will generally cause chest pain, often described as pressure or felling like someone is standing on your chest. The pain or pressure may radiate down the left arm or give you feeling of numbness. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, increase fatigue, or symptoms often attributed to GI upset, like nausea or reflux. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is primary sclerosing cholangitis only associated with severe Ulcerative Colitis? Or is it associated with mild disease too?
With all UC: It is associated with UC regardless of how bad it is. That being said, you don't need to have UC to get PSC. ...Read more
What other diseases/disorder have the same/similar symptoms with chronic non-bacterial prostitis?
Yes: There are other possibilities including reiter's syndrome. ...Read more
Pain / fever: Pain in the kidney area and fever are suggestive of pyelonephritis. This can be a very serious infection causing other systemic signs such as nausea, weakness, lightheadedness, etc. This type of infection is diagnosed with a urine culture, some blood work and occasionally radiology examination. It might require IV or long term oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Serious: Thymic Hyperplasia means enlargement of Thymus and is not a cause for concern most of time as it enlarges in adolescent and than in following decades it atrophies 2/3rd of patients with Mysthenia Gravis have Thymic Hypertrophy It can be differentiated with Thymoma,the tomor of Thums Gland by MRI Imaging ...Read more
Rash sinus lung: It is called polyangiitis with granulomatosis and is different in different people. This problem is caused by inflammation in the blood vessels which go everywhere in the body. Common symptoms include rash, sinus inflammation, lung problems which can be manifest by a cough. The kidney can be involved also but often this is asymptomatic. We can see other sites like the eyes, nose, etc. ...Read more
Pus, swelling: There will be skin infection around hair follicles varying in size from pimple to large abscess. Typically this is caused by staph or strep. It requires antibiotics and recurrence rate can be decreased by antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, phisohex, phisoderm, hibicleans.S periodic baths with dilute clorox 1 cup per tub will decrease bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?
Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more
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