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.
Controllable. The symptoms of auto-immune disease is controllable. See a rheumatologist for specific diagnoses and treatments.

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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...

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...

How does a person get a immune deficiency?

Multiple ways. There are inherited immune deficiencies that manifest at birth or later. There can be acquired immune deficiency such as from an infectious agent as in aids, drugs can cause a temporary immunodeficiency such as used in chemotherapy for cancer or immuno-supressive drugs used for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Malnutrition can impair your immune response. Smoking kills some defenses to infection. Read more...

How to help someone with an immune deficiency?

It's complicated . The best way for you (as a friend) to help someone with an immune deficiency is to help them find an immunologist who treats these disorders. What we do for the patients is to manage their infections as quickly as possible, try to identify which immune abnormality they have, and sometimes treat them with antibody replacement (ivig), gene therapy or bone marrow transplant. Read more...

How do you detect an immune deficiency disorder?

Medical evaluation. A clinical evaluation ireviewing the medical history and physical exam will suggest an immune deficiency, which can be confirmed by testing the presence of elements of the immune system: cells, immunoglobulins and other proteins, and immune function testing in especialized laboratories. Neonatal screening for severe immune defects affecting t cell, using the blood spots is available in a few state. Read more...

What is cellular immune deficiency syndrome like?

Very ill. Patients (usually children) are very ill with frequent infections. Primary immunodeficiency (pi) causes children and adults to have infections that come back frequently or are unusually hard to cure. See 10 warning signs of primary immune deficiency http://www.Info4pi.Org/aboutpi/pdf/general10warningsignsfinal.Pdf. Read more...
Severe infections. Such a term is not commonly used. Immune deficiency conditions may involved different components of the immune system. The cellular components are diverse and include lymphocytes, granulocytes and monocytes/macrophages. When deficient, severe infections occur, other problems such as cancers also occur in these conditions. A clinical immunologist/allergist should evaluate the immune system. Read more...

What is the best way to detect immune deficiency disorder?

Multiple tests. A person with frequent or unusual infections needs to be investigated for immune deficiency. The deficiency may be of immunoglobulins or cellular immunity or both. Tests for the two are markedly different and beyond the scope of a 400 character answer. Read more...