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au·to·im·mune

(aw'tō-i-mūn'),
Term describing cells and antibodies arising from and directed against the individual's own tissues, as in autoimmune disease.

autoimmune

/au·to·im·mune/ (-ĭ-mūn´) directed against the body's own tissue; see under disease and response.

autoimmune

(ô′tō-ĭ-myo͞on′)
adj.
Of or relating to an immune response by the body against one of its own cells or tissues.

au′to·im·mu′ni·ty n.
au′to·im′mu·ni·za′tion (-ĭm′yə-nə-zā′shən) n.

autoimmune

[-imyo̅o̅n′]
Etymology: Gk, autos + L, immunus, exempt
pertaining to an immune response to one's own tissues. See also autoimmune disease.

autoimmune

adjective Referring to an immune response to self-antigens.

autoimmune

adjective Referring to an immune response to self antigens

au·to·im·mune

(aw'tō-i-myūn')
Arising from and directed against the person's own tissues, as in autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune

Autoimmune refers to the body's development of intolerance of the antigens on its own cells.

au·to·im·mune

(aw'tō-i-myūn')
Arising from and directed against the person's own tissues, as in autoimmune disease.

autoimmune (ô´tōimyōōn´),

adj the development of an immune response to one's own tissues.
autoimmune disease,
n May also be called
autoimmune disorder. See disease, autoimmune, and autoantibody.

autoimmune

the state conferred by autoimmunity.

autoimmune disease
a disease state characterized by a specific antibody or cell-mediated immune response against the body's own tissues (autoantigens).
The immunological mechanism of the body is dependent on two major factors: (1) the inactivation and rejection of foreign substances and (2) the ability to differentiate between the body's own antigens ('self') and foreign ('nonself'). It is not yet known exactly what causes the body to fail to recognize proteins as its own and to react to them as if they were foreign. Autoimmune reactions are rare in large animal diseases. thrombocytopenia, milk allergy and spermatic granuloma are known examples. In dogs and cats there are a number of autoimmune diseases recognized and they occur with some frequency. These include autoimmune hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, glomerulonephritis, lymphocyticthyroiditis and a variety of dermatological disorders in the pemphigus group of diseases.
autoimmune reaction
includes, most importantly, the acute syndromes of anaphylaxia and pulmonary and cutaneous diseases.

Patient discussion about autoimmune

Q. Why does the body attack itself in autoimmune diseases? And if it’s possible - How come it doesn’t happen most of the time?

A. Some say cell-wall deficient (CWD) bacteria can live inside your cells (were apparently photographed in immune cells under electron microscope). See www.marshallprotocol.com and autoimmunityresearch.org (run by the autoimmunity research foundation). Also see bacteriality.com. I have been on the MP for just over a year. It has helped a lot of my symptoms, including lowering my TSH (thyroid) from hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune thyroid condition). I hope that my thyroid will eventually regain all of it's function (still taking some thyroid hormone supplement, but less). The MP is not without "side effects," which are said to be from bacterial die-off and cell death when the bacteria are killed. It is experimental and should only be undertaken with that in mind. The marshallprotocol.com website is currently moderated by volunteers. There needs to be more research on CWD bacterial colonies and their possible role in autoimmune diseases. Please mention this to your doctor(s).

Q. I heard that omega 3 is good for autoimmune diseases- is that true? I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I take all sort of anti inflammatory drugs. And I heard I can take omega 3 and I’ll be able to cut down the medication.

A. According to studies Omega 3 fatty acids have anti inflammatory effects and a lot of other helpful qualities. Here is a some articles I found about it. Any way you should consult your doctor maybe for you specific- it won’t help. But here it is:
http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/6/495

Q. My boy has diabetes. Recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. What is it and what can be the reason for this? My boy has diabetes. recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. Our doctor said that he hopes it not a polyglandular autoimmune syndrome. what is vitiligo and what does this big phrase (polyglandular autoimmune syndrome) mean?

A. Vitiligo is a pigmentation disorder and the major cause of vitiligo is the autoimmunity. Some internal factor cause the destruction of melanocytes cell which produce the melanin a substance responsible for the coloration of skin. this lack of melanin infect results in <a href="http://www.antivitiligo.com/">white patch on skin</a> of hypo pigmentation.
Normally vitiligo is not related with other disease like diabetes. However a little inheritance may include in the occurence of vitiligo.

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