I have an autoimmune disease, am I more susceptible cytomegalovirus infections?

Likely Not. Only if you also have an immunodeficiency on top of the autoimmune disease. It might also depend on the type of autoimmune disease. Speak with your rheumatologist and consider seeing an immunologist.
Maybe. It depends if you are medications to supress your immune system or not.

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Could I have an autoimmune disease, lymphoma, leukemia if I can't fight any vaginal infection&have 2 firm pea sized lumps (cervical node & under chin?

Not likely. This would not be a common way for autoimmunity or a hematologic malignancy to present. Recurrent vaginal infections in someone of your age - indeed any age- needs explanation. Read more...
Yes . Lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes) has many causes like some of the things mentioned above. It is best to follow these with you doctor. If they don't get smaller with time and/or antibiotics, then the doctor may recommend a biopsy with either a needle or a surgery to further evaluate what is going on. Read more...

How does having an autoimmune disease put you more at risk for infection?

It can. Some autoimmune disorders, e.g., sle are associated with low while blood cell counts and can predispose to infections. Read more...

Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?

Too many. Many autoimmune diseases can cause the symptoms you described except for kidney infection. However they can cause kidney damages. Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, MCTD..just to name a few. Read more...

Does having an autoimmune disease make you more susceptible to meningitis or encephalitis?

Somewhat . The biggest issue is more the medicines you take to control your autoimmune disease. They suppress your immune system to keep your body from attacking itself. However, it also prevents your immune system from attacking an invading infection and so in that way would make you more susceptible to these infections. Read more...

Are people with autoimmune diseases susceptible to sepsis?

Sometimes. There are a number of uncommon immune disorders characterized by both reduced resistance to bacterial infections including overwhelming infections like sepsis and symptoms of autoimmune disease. Anti-tnfa monoclonals used to treat autoimmune disorders may increase the risk of sepsis. Please discuss your particular problem with your primary care physician and your board-certified rheumatologist. Read more...

I have been tested for autoimmune diseases and I am susceptible to illness with metrol pk. What are the pros/cons of the use of prednisone vs nsaids for large pericardial effusion?

If. If you have an autoimmune disease as the cause of the pericardial effusion, Prednisone is far more effective than nsaids. Prednisone is not without side effects such as diabetes and osteoporosis. However, not treating a large pericardial effusion has a much higher risk of complications compared to taking either of these medicines. See your doctor for further discussion. Read more...
Prednisone. While initially may be effective can also lead to recurrence and long courses of therapy. Ideally steroids should be a last resort. Colchicine has also become promising. Read more...