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How is chronic idiopathic urticaria affected by pregnancy?


Is this idiopathic urticaria an "autoimmune" urticaria or truly idiopathic? Some healthcare practitioners feel that idiopathic urticaria may actually be autoimmune urticaria as they discover new antibodies in researching this condition.

Read about chronic urticaria (including pregnancy) at http://www.chronichives.com/pages/whatis.htm.

Pregnancy may also exacerbate urticaria (PUPPP syndrome). Read about this at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pruritic_Urticarial_Papules_and_Plaques_of_Pregnancy.

Please be aware that there are very few treatments for urticaria that are considered safe during pregnancy. If you are pregnant and have been diagnosed with chronid idiopathic urticaria, you must work closely with your gynecologist to treat your condition.  (+ info)

Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia chances of dying?


my GF has it i need to know what the chance are...
ahh she is 13 turning 14 If she get meidcal Attection she will be alive right she going through surgery she gonna live right?
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Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia is an acquired disease that occurs when antibodies form against a person's own red blood cells. In the idiopathic form of this disease, the cause is unknown.

There are other types of immune hemolytic anemias where the cause may result from an underlying disease or medication. Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia accounts for one-half of all immune hemolytic anemias. The onset of the disease may be quite rapid and very serious.

Risk factors are not known.

Adults may have chronic, relapsing disease, but in children the anemia is usually short-lived.  (+ info)

Could bad circulation be the link between seborrheic dermatitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria?


Very well could be.  (+ info)

so I think I have Idiopathic craniofacial erythema?


if anyone has any info about this how is non-invasive procedure, what exactly is it?
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Anyone know anything about idiopathic anaphylaxis?


My husband has this and as long as I've known him he hasn't had an attack. If he does, I think I should know what to do instead of panicking.
I didn't know him when he was diagnosed so I don't know what to do.
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If your husband has been diagnosed as having anaphylaxis, then he must have an adrenalin pen or epinephrine pen (same thing). If he hasn't then he must get one.

If your husband goes into anaphylactic shock, administer the adrenalin pen as per the instructions and call for an emergency ambulance explaining the situation.

You might also consider joining an Anaphylaxis organisation which will provide support and information for you both.  (+ info)

Does anyone have information on rare renal disease called Idiopathic Collapsing Glomeralpathy(ICG)?


It is a disease that is not very common and as far as I know there is no cure but to go through dialisis and then renal transplant and hope that it does not reject that kidney as well... my daughter is 9 and diserves to have a chance at life so there fore I am looking for answers from anyone I can find it at... I don't want to wait for her to go through this if I can stop it I want to stop it.
Ok maybe I did not make myself clear she is already seeing a speciallist... I am looking into finding someone who might be able to point me towards a clinic or college that has information about this disease because noone here knows anything including the wonderful doctor treating her
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dear im sorry for that .. i've been an hour searching for any info. about this disease but no results . i think u should check the spelling of it .
and i'll keep trying to find out any information  (+ info)

Can idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis be cured by any means?


Idiopathic diseases cannot be cured because there is no known cause. With idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, the scarring that has already occurred cannot be reversed, but progression can sometimes be stopped or slowed through drugs that suppress the immune system.  (+ info)

would MS be considered an idiopathic disease?


because i don't know if it is caused by a virus or bacteria, and i'm not sure if it genetic.
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Not really - we do know WHAT causes it (antibodies directed against myelin sheaths of nerves) and we can therefore treat it, we just don't know why the antibodies are made. Idiopathic diseases are more like irritable bowel syndromes (IBS) or fibromyalgia where we don't know at all what is going on.  (+ info)

how effective is it to be treated with Rituximab if I've got ITP(Thrombocitopenic idiopathic purpura)?


I've already been treated with steroids, danazol, azathioprine, and I've already been splenectomized without any favourable results.
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its a drug which is classed as a monoclonal antibody.

without going into details this means it can very specifically target defects to treat disease.

As this is an autoimmune condition, the drug will reduce antibodies which are destroying specific proteins in your blood which usually stop the blood clotting.

Unfortunately there is still much which is unknown about autoimmune conditions (conditions where the body attacks itself) so treatment regimes often are a matter of trial and error.

Rituximab however has shown on the whole to be one of the better drugs at reducing symptoms, but like I say, its a matter or trial and error, so there is no gaurantee it will work.  (+ info)

can stopping heavy meth usage cause idiopathic seizures?


My boyfriend was a heavy methamphetamine user off and on for a little over 20 years of which 90% was done intravenously. He's now been clean for almost 3 years. He did get clean for a short time prior to these 3 yrs. and since then he has developed what the doctors are calling "idiopathic seizure disorder". We want to know if him stopping the methamphetamine usage is the cause. He doesn't plan on using ever again but we still want some answers.
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Yes, there is a chance that the 20 year usage of meth (which is toxic) could have distorted and destroyed the nerve cells in his brain and spinal cord, thus causing the seizures. Brain scans on MRI and CT of long-time meth users show a disfigured brain, and these patients do manifest movement and brain malfunctions.

Meth basically works by prolonging the effect of dopamine, a chemical in the brain that conveys the sense of pleasure and reward. However, dopamine is also used as a transmitter of muscle movement commands from the brain.

Idiopathic means "unknown cause", so basically your doctor doesn't have enough evidence to declare it as due to chronic meth use. He might also be suspecting something else, and plans to keep investigating. He might be looking into things like autoimmune disease (when the body's defenses attacks regular body parts) affecting the nerves or the muscles--this disorder could have developed independently of the meth use.

Hope that helps!  (+ info)

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