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autoimmunization

 [aw″to-im″u-nĭ-za´shun]
induction in an organism of an immune response to its own tissue constituents.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

au·to·im·mu·ni·za·tion

(aw'tō-im'yū-ni-zā'shŭn),
Induction of autoimmunity.
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au·to·im·mu·ni·za·tion

(aw'tō-im'yū-nī-zā'shŭn)
Induction of autoimmunity.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

autoimmunization

The process that leads to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Patient discussion about autoimmunization

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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While studying the immune system parameters it was revealed that patients of miscarriage risk group had immune status changes at the systemic level: they manifested as valid reduction of T-helpers/inducers (CD4+) quantity facilitating transformation of B- lymphocytes into anti-substances; valid increase of natural killers (CD16+), as well as B- cells--antibody producers (CD19+) what cannot exclude development of autoimmunization of humoral and cellular types; as well as increase of the IL-2 (CD25+) receptor [alpha]-chain activation marker and HLA-DR--histocompatibility class II marker.
See "Faith and Knowledge" and Rogues for extended discussions of the structure of autoimmunization.
No formula can provide the benefits of autoimmunization, the process of antibody production in the breast milk in response to maternal and infant exposure to organisms (DHHS, 2000; Garner et al., 2005; Riordan, 2005).
"[W]e feel ourselves," says Derrida, "authorized to speak of a sort of general logic of autoimmunization. It seems indispensable to us today for thinking the relations between faith and knowledge, religion and science, as well as the duplicity of sources in general" (2002, 80).
Patients with central nervous system disorders have been known to exhibit properties of autoimmunization to products of nerve cell degradation, in particular, damaged neuroreceptors (9, 11-13).