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I have autoimmune disease. I had severe chicken pox at age 40. Prior to that i was healthy. Could the c.Pox have triggered autoimmunity?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Hard to say

Very difficult to say, because virtually everyone got chicken pox before the vaccine; due to this, of course every autoimmune disease sufferer also had chickenpox.
I don't believe there have been any studies that link the two, and a cursory search on pubmed reveals nothing.

In brief: Hard to say

Very difficult to say, because virtually everyone got chicken pox before the vaccine; due to this, of course every autoimmune disease sufferer also had chickenpox.
I don't believe there have been any studies that link the two, and a cursory search on pubmed reveals nothing.
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Dr. Thomas Namey
No studies exist that link this varicella with any immunologic diseases!
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