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Autoimmune Disorder

The diseases caused when your body's immune system attacks your body, mistaking it for a foreign body, are called autoimmune diseases. Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and myasthenia gravis are a few examples of autoimmune diseases. The antinuclear antibody test (ANA) is used to diagnose them.

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I have autoantibodies in my blood and some proteins. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have autoantibodies in my blood and some related specific proteins. I still do not have serious symptoms. I can send my results.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations. There are a few significant results in the autoimmune profile. Your ANA (antinuclear antibody), dsDNA (double-stranded deoxyribonucleic acid), and anti-Ro are positive, which is suggestive of SLE (systemic lupus erythemato...  Read Full »

Are joint pain, rashes, and Raynaud's syndrome related to an autoimmune disease?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past few years, I have had unusual symptoms. It started with joint and stomach pain. Then, it was a lot worse times during my monthly cycle. More recently, in the past few years, I have developed an intense reaction to UV exposure. I develop a rash all over my body which used to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and the history provided above. These symptoms like photosensitive rash, joint pains, or Raynaud's individually do not mean anything, but they suggest an individual tendency towards autoimmune conditions if occurring together. Based...  Read Full »

My husband has pancreas granulomas. Is it autoimmune?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 31 years old and has severe anxiety. He was told that granulomas were found on his pancreas and possibly his lungs. They believe it is due to some sort of an autoimmune disorder. Is there anything that can be done to prolong his life? Should we be worried?  Read Full »


Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An autoimmune disorder does not necessarily mean his life will be shortened. There arenumerous types of autoimmune diseases which are pathologically neutral and do not endanger life. So, please see a rheumatologist and get him investigated. Regards.   Read Full »

What does a positive ANA test in a diabetic patient indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 65 years old. She is a diabetic. For the past one month, she had fever, body pain, and joint pain. After a while, her leg started swelling, and slowly the blood platelet count came to 28000. She got admitted to the hospital and was on Xone antibiotics and Dolo 650 with tr...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question and understood your concerns. Autoimmune attacks that lead to decreased platelet count (thrombocytopenia) are mostly associated with systemic lupus syndrome or can be associated with rheumatoid arthritis in case there is an associated...  Read Full »

I have pain and grip issues in the right hands and legs. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have SLE with peripheral neuropathy. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. I have seen the uploaded MRI (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) and the notes of the doctor who is treating. 2. SLE is a multisystem disease meaning that it can affect various bodily systems like joints, skin, central nervous system, and perip...  Read Full »

My son has microcytic hypochromic anemia. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My son has microcytic hypochromic anemia and mild anisopoikilocytosis with ovalocytes seen. No hemoparasites seen. What can I do? Currently, he is taking Cyclosporin 100 mg, and previously, he used to take Prednisone 30 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per the reports he is having autoimmune hemolytic anemia because of reticulocyte count high, normoblast is seen, DCT (direct Coombs test) positive, ICT (indirect Coombs test) posit...  Read Full »

My CBC shows elevated WBC and platelets. Does it mean leukemia?

Query: Hello doctor, About a month ago, I did a CBC for a regular check up. It came back as elevated WBC and platelets. It was 16.3. Neutrophils absolute 11.8, lymph’s absolute 3.5, platelets 402. Everything else was in normal range. I have had it done twice and it stayed about the same. I recently ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your platelet count is within normal limit. So do not worry about that. Your total count and neutrophils count is high. But your total count is not high enough to be labelled as leukemia. Usually such high count up to 20000 can be due to infection or any inflammation...  Read Full »

I have joint pains and swelling in my fingers. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have joint pain and swelling in my fingers. Can joint swelling that is present every morning soon after waking up from bed be a symptom of autoimmune disease? My mother is an arthritis patient. Is there any chance for me to get the autoimmune disease? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Joint pain and swelling can be symptoms of various conditions, including autoimmune diseases. However, consulting with a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis is essential. 1. Swelling in joints and autoimmune diseases: Swelling ...  Read Full »

I developed symptoms of autoimmunity after Hepatitis B vaccine. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Before the vaccinations, I was in good health and optimal fitness level. The Hepatitis B vaccine caused me an unresolved encephalopathy and symptoms of autoimmunity. It caused flu-like symptoms, including malaise, sore throat, diffuse musculoskeletal pain, extreme exhaustion, numbness of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely it is acute polyneuropathy. It is important to find the cause because treatment is based on it. Get an MRI of the spine and brain. Nerve conduction velocity of all four limbs. Meanwhile, you try taking tablet Neurobion Forte (Multivitamin), t...  Read Full »

I have chest tightness and heart palpitations followed by dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 50 year old male. I have been having intermittent episodes of moderate dizziness preceded by pain in the neck or head. It happens almost four times a year and some of these symptoms are also preceded with chest tightness and heart palpitations. On one of such occasion, I thought I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. With available reports, I feel the memory lymphocyte immunostimulation assay (MELISA) test reports and your clinical symptoms have a very poor correlation, and it is possible that they are not related. As all the obtained t...  Read Full »

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