I think exposure to glycol ether chemicals IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS is causing the epidemic of autoimmune issues.

An autoimmune disorder occurs when a person's immune system mistakenly attacks their own body tissues. Different autoimmune disorders include diabetes, Graves' disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, sclerodoma and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Suspect exposure to Glycol Ether (especially 2-butoxyethanol) for causing 'the flu' *  and many autoimmune health issues thereafter  (CFIDS, CFS, FM)

What are the glycol ethers?  *  *

Glycol: any of a class of organic chemicals characterized by having separate two hydroxyl (-OH) groups, contribute to high water solubility, hygroscopicity and reactivity with many organic compounds, on usually linear and aliphatic carbon chain. The general formula is CnH2n(OH)2 or (CH2)n(OH)2

http://www.valdezlink.com/re/vets/aglycolether.htm

 

Ask your doctors about immunoglobulin therapy IVIG

in which good immune cells will neutralize the attacking immune cells  *  *

.
Blood is always at a pH of 7.4; exposure to anti-freeze (similar to ethylene glycol monobutyl ether) raises the acidic level of the blood. "Notes to Physician: Administration of Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) may be of value to treat acidosis. Monitor kidney and liver function and arterial blood gases closely" http://www.valdezlink.com/re/msn/renalliver/hm.htm
 

Some Examples of Autoimmune Processes *  *  *

"Examples of autoimmune disorders or diseases with an autoimmune component are: 

Crohn's, Lupus, Diabetes, Endometriosis, Psoriasis, Ulcerative colitis, Myxodema, 

Multiple Sclerosis

* Parkinson's, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Hashimotos, Grave's, Allergies."

 

What ER doctors need to know  *  1/12/09

Too much exposure to 2-butoxyethanol (a glycol ether) can 'look like' the FLU  *, and can cause acute autoimmune hemolytic anemia * with acute liver and kidney failure  *

AIHA  *

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Occurs when the body produces antibodies that coat red blood cells.

In autoimmune hemolytic anemia, the body produces autoantibodies to red blood cell membrane proteins. (size? shape RBCs?)  The FATIGUE???    Help?  http://www.valdezlink.com/re/canineaiha.htm#help  Diagnosis help  The basics
Immune System Activated Coagulopathy Thickening of the blood caused by Immune System
Cold Agglutinin    Cold agglutinin disease is an acquired autoimmune hemolytic anemia due to an IgM autoantibody usually directed against the I antigen on red blood cells.    Cold Agglutinin -  a particular type of hemolytic anemia
Porphyria?
Porphyria is a metabolic problem that is thought to be hereditary; however, it could be chemically induced.  Difficulty in making heme, which is the primary component of hemoglobin in red blood cells. Their lab tests reveal abnormal activity in one or more of the eight enzymes involved in heme production. Since most heme is made in the bone marrow, these "disorders of porphyrin metabolism" are usually found there or in the liver.
Pernicious anemia Pernicious anemia can be caused when autoantibodies are formed against intrinsic factor which is needed for vitamin B12 absorption.
extramedullary hematopoiesis red blood cell production outside the vertebrae. Red blood cells are derived from the stem cells in the bone marrow throughout the body. When individuals become severely anemic, there is not enough space in the ctive bone marrow to produce hemoglobin, and the body begins to make blood outside the bone marrow: in the spleen, liver, and sometimes outside the vertebrae, which can compress the spinal cord, leading to paralysis

So does this mean abnormal peripheral blood tests - and not showing up with blood in urine as previous?

Would this be an advance stage of autoimmune hemolytic anemia?

Fibromyalgia, CFS, CFIDS "There is increasing recognition that FM and CFS may be autoimmune in nature." Dr. David Moskowitz ("symptoms of CFS and FM most resemble the flu")

What 2-butoxyethanol should be suspect for causing

Polymyalgia Rheumatica may include: Moderate to severe aching and stiffness in the muscles in your hips, thighs, shoulders, upper arms and neck ... *  *
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency  CPT2 deficiency  / Autoimmune?  CPT2 is the only gene associated with CPT II deficiency. ..... Induction of an autoimmune reaction (e.g., cyclosporine, penicillamine) ...
 *

Could also be brought on by exposure to glycol ether.

Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II deficiency is a metabolic disorder characterized by an enzymatic defect that prevents long-chain fatty acids from being transported into the mitochondria for utilization as an energy source.  The adult myopathic form of this disease was first characterized in 1973 by DiMauro and DiMauro.[1] It is the most common inherited disorder of lipid metabolism affecting the skeletal muscle of adults.[2] CPT II deficiency is also the most frequent cause of hereditary myoglobinuria.[3] Symptoms of this disease are commonly provoked by prolonged exercise or periods without food. Can see symptoms of weakness / deep joint pain / chest pains. Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorders[PDF]
FLU    1347   1918  Just Because   No flu shot! *  * 2-butoxyethanol or similar chemicals cause autoimmune metabolic issues - Flu-like symptoms
HELLP Syndrome Only shows up in the group of pregnant woman or just after child birth.  Also Memory Loss Memory Loss
Meningitis It may be caused by an autoimmune reaction,
in which the body attacks its own tissues.
Source  Example ?
Autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) * Autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mediated or prevented by T lymphocyte lines directed against diverse antigenic determinants of myelin basic protein.  Acquired resistance to EAE is directed by the receptor specificity of the autoimmune anti-BP T cells.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6196400
Degenerative Disc Disease (can happen with the advanced AIHA, usually undiagnosed) & Lungs filling with fluid  * DDD Do you have FATIGUE?  'the chills?'
VERY HIGH WHITE BLOOD CELL COUNTS *  *
Guillain-Barré syndrome:  an autoimmune disease that damages sensory and motor nerves,"  Dr. Armond Goldman, an emeritus professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UTMB The paralysis which struck Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) in 1921 was not caused by poliomyelitis, as has been universally assumed by physicians and historians, according to researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). They believe that the most likely cause of FDR's paralysis was Guillain-Barré syndrome. 

What did Pres FDR die of?  

CIDP

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy  cidp  *

CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre syndrome and it is considered the chronic counterpart of that acute disease.

Dysautonomia * aka Autonomic Dysfunction, Familial Dysautonomia, Riley-Day Syndrome  *

 

 

 

Dysautonomia refers to a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function. Most physicians view dysautonomia in terms of failure of the sympathetic or parasympathetic components of the ANS, but dysautonomia involving excessive ANS activities also can occur. Dysautonomia can be local, as in reflex sympathetic dystrophy, or generalized, as in pure autonomic failure. It can be acute and reversible, as in Guillain-Barre syndrome, or chronic and progressive. Several common conditions such as diabetes and alcoholism can include dysautonomia. Dysautonomia also can occur as a primary condition or in association with degenerative neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Other diseases with generalized, primary dysautonomia include multiple system atrophy and familial dysautonomia. Hallmarks of generalized dysautonomia due to sympathetic failure are impotence (in men) and a fall in blood pressure during standing (orthostatic hypotension). Excessive sympathetic activity can present as hypertension or a rapid pulse rate.
Multiple Sclerosis: The 'Polio' of the 90s

 

 

MS is generally considered an auto-immune disease, an allergic reaction to oneself that eats away at the myelin sheaths wrapped around nerve fibers. Sclerosis is the medical term for lesion, and in MS multiple lesions form on the myelin, which is akin to the plastic insulation surrounding electrical wires. The myelin becomes inflamed and literally begins to fray, short-circuiting nerve signals and leading to the disease's physical and neurological symptoms.  Good diet helps.  400 'gulf war syndrome' vets have MS
Autoimmune thrombocytopenia Is this what the news reporter in Iraq died of?   Is this what more people die of than AIDS and another ailment combined?
Buerger's Disease – Types of Vasculitis  *   Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease)* Thromboangiitis obliterans is a rare disease in which blood vessels of the hands and feet become blocked. Symptoms: Hands or feet may be pale, red, or bluish; Hands or feet may feel cold; Pain in the hands and feet Acute,...
Hughes Syndrome Blood test for Anti-phospholipid antibodies [aCL and LA]
Lou Gehrig's Disease     ALS

One of the things that happened to 'gulf war syndrome' vets

"ALS is a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease caused by the destruction of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This causes the loss of nervous control of voluntary muscles, resulting in the degeneration and atrophy of the muscles. Eventually the respiratory muscles are affected which leads to death from an inability to breathe." lef.org research summary 

Could there be a glyconutrient trial for ALS?  

 

Many disorders that affect the nervous system are autoimmune in nature, meaning they occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues. Microglia, immune system cells found in the nervous system, appear to play a role in ALS. None of the treatments used for other autoimmune diseases has been effective against ALS.
http://www.als-mda.org/publications/fa-als.html

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS or APLS)  * Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS or APLS) or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome - found in recurrent pregnancy loss
Pituitary Headaches? Hypothalamus headaches? Could some horrible headaches be autoimmune?
Good Pasture's Syndrome a particular autoimmune issue against kidneys
FSGS - Kidney Failure - A Kidney Disease Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) describes scarring in scattered regions of the kidney  *
protein leaking nephropathy A serious complication of kidney disease, the nephrotic syndrome is a specific collection of signs and symptoms caused by the loss of large amounts of protein from the blood into the urine.  Those with nephrotic syndrome are at high risk for end-stage kidney failure. Once a kidney fails, survival is dependent upon either dialysis or a kidney transplant.  Edema or swelling in the legs and feet is a common complaint.  More
Gall stones ... Kidney stones later on Early on with exposure to glycol ether you see gall stones; 10-15 years later:  kidney stones;  all part of autoimmune metabolic dysfunction
Pneumonia?  or Pulmonary Edema Pulmonary edema may 'look like' pneumonia, but suspect instead an autoimmune issue in which the lungs fill up with fluid
Sarcoidosis Sarcoidosis is a relatively rare autoimmune disease that can affect the skin, lungs, heart, brain and nervous system, eyes and other organs. In sarcoidosis, the immune system starts to attack the body's own tissues, forming small lumps called granulomas. These are like small scars that interfere with the normal function of the organ attacked by the disease
Appendicitis Grouped with autoimmune issues.  Look it up.  AND
Baldness - Hair loss The Thymus is a regulator of the immune system. Many specialists believe that baldness is an autoimmune disease - a balding person's own blood cells are recognizing hair as foreign proteins...
Hearing Loss Meniere's disease  *
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes:aps Polyglandular autoimmune syndromes (PAS) are a group of disorders in which multiple endocrine glands make insufficient amounts of hormones. MayoClinic definition

APS1  Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type1  Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome (APS1, APS2) · Carcinoid syndrome · Multiple endocrine neoplasia (1, ... Transfusion-associated graft versus host disease

Autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type I (APS1, also called APECED) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that maps to human chromosome 21

At the end of 1997, researchers reported that they isolated a novel gene, which they called AIRE (autoimmune regulator). Database searches revealed that the protein product of this gene is a transcription factor - a protein that plays a role in the regulation of gene expression.

Polyglandular autoimmune syndromes (PGA) are a group of disorders in which multiple endocrine glands make insufficient amounts of hormones.  The endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. In PGA, the immune system mistakenly attacks the endocrine system

Signs and symptoms depend on which glands are affected. A doctor may make a diagnosis by blood tests, which measure hormone output by the affected glands. There is no cure for this disease. Treatment is directed at managing the signs and symptoms and usually includes hormone replacement therapy.

Lesch–Nyhan syndrome (LNS) also known as Nyhan's syndrome, Kelley-Seegmiller syndrome and Juvenile gout  Caused by a deficiency of the enzyme hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyltransferase (HGPRT), produced by mutations in the HPRT gene located on (the) X chromosome. The HGPRT deficiency causes a build-up of uric acid in all body fluids. This results in both hyperuricemia and hyperuricosuria, associated with severe gout and kidney problems. Neurological signs; often seen with autoimmune issues present also
ALD? Adrenoleukodystrophy Mother must have damaged X chromosome (Suspect 2-butoxyaethanol poisoning Watch out!
Marfan syndrome (listed among autoimmune disorders)    * Marfan syndrome is a rare connective tissue disorder that affects many organ systems, including the skeleton, lungs, eyes, heart, and blood vessels. Connective tissue holds body tissues together and provide support for many structures in the body. In Marfan syndrome, there is something wrong with the chemical make-up of the connective tissue. This can result in problems with the eyes, blood vessels, heart, spine, and lungs.
What causes 'charlie horses?' 

Suspect something autoimmune with nerves/muscles *

 

"A charlie horse is pain caused by cramped muscles. Experts have long disagreed about the causes of sore muscles. Because nerve cells are situated in the fascia, i.e. the sheath of connective tissue outside the muscles.... nerve cells and on the muscles blood vessels, and this pressure is experienced as pain. What Causes Muscle Cramps? The situations that are likely to cause 'charlie horse' have one thing in common: incomplete muscular coordination."
ITP is the destruction of "thrombocytes" (clotting cells) by the immune system in much the same manner as RBCs are destroyed in AIHA

 

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (Platelets)

Other autoimmune issues including diabetes & spontaneous infertility

Using Accutane has caused ITP  *

Clinical signs of this disease include bruising; excessive bleeding following trauma, at surgery, or during estrus; or  blood in the urine or stool.

Before ITP can be diagnosed, many more common diseases must be ruled out. These include, but are not limited to, warfarin poisoning, various clotting disorders (hemophilia, Von Willebrand's disease), bladder or prostate infection or cancer, and intestinal parasites. A CBC, platelet count, and clotting profile are needed. A bone marrow biopsy is helpful as well, and a Coomb's test may be run if other autoimmune diseases are suspected. (Coomb's test is unreliable Skip it)

Transfusion of fresh whole blood or of platelet-rich plasma can be helpful in ITP  Source

CFIDS Anemia is  /  clues  abnormal BP, Blood sugar, Body Temp
Help?  Good nutrition & ...

glycobiology  ... Such as glyconutrients

Gamma globulin
Rituxan for AIHA? ... for cancers?  and
"Gamma globulin may also be used to treat immunological diseases other than deficiencies. For example, in immunological thrombocytopenia purpura, the patient's antibodies attack his or her own platelets, interfering with the blood's ability to clot. Gamma globulin injections are useful in treating this condition, though the mechanism by which they work is not fully understood. The injections may cause the spleen to ignore signals to destroy the antibody-tagged platelets, or they may cause the malfunctioning gamma globulin to degrade at an increased rate. In any case, the extra gamma globulin counteracts the malfunctioning antibodies that attack platelets and allows the platelets to thrive."
 Birth Defects If a teratogen chemical causes autoimmune issues; then maybe parents harmed by it are at risk for birth defects in their children (also autoimmune?)  Avoid BUTYL * & all organic solvents, pesticides, neurotoxins, teratogens, poisons.  2-butoxyethanol is all of these 
NIDS  * NIDS = Neuro Immune Dysfunction Syndromes
 
ADEM (Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis) * ADEM = Immune Mediated disease of the brain
Autism A study & a probable cause
I have an autoimmune disease called "hashimotos thyroiditis" 

only I no longer have a thyroid, it was removed due to cancer. 

 

I'm hoping that someone here has learned a lot about the immune system.

 

Fatigue is one of my problems, but not at the top of the list.. I guess that the worst thing going on is that I have (or had) 4 different primary cancers. I also tested positive for antibodies to both mono and another similar virus (cytemegalo??) I have an autoimmune disease called "hashimotos thyroiditis" only I no longer have a thyroid, it was removed due to cancer. I am having problems with iron deficiency even though I've been on iron supplements for a few months now and I have chronic infections.

My immune system is not functioning. I've been tested for HIV and I don't have it. Any thoughts? Is there another disease that destroys the immune system that my docs are missing? I have several docs.. my PC manager, an oncologist, an endochrinologist a gynecologist and of coarse a couple surgeons.. none of them can give me any answers. Each treats the disease that I'm in their office for, but none seems to have a clue what is going on to cause all of this.

Autoimmune thyroiditis

lymphocytic thyroiditis - may eventually lead to hypothyroidism

autoimmune thyroiditis aka "Hasa Moto's" disease.  (Pre hypothyroid but will be eventually since the thyroid is producing more than normal hormones to supplement those hormones being killed off by the autoimmune disease) The thyroid will eventually burn itself out.

Hypothyroidism may be a precursor to kidney stones starting up *

Autoimmune Hypothyroidism The cause of virtually all cases of low thyroid is not so much a faulty thyroid gland, as it is an over-zealous immune system. As strange as it might seem, common low thyroid is a mild immune system illness in which the immune system wrongly attacks the innocent thyroid gland  *
Graves 's disease TSH Graves 's disease is associated with auto-antibodies to thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) receptors.
Intestinal 'autoimmune' issues - IBD - Crohn's     http://www.bioterrain.co.uk/IBD.html
Crohn's Disease  *  
Celiac Disease Celiac disease:  body's immune system attacks its own digestive tract. Gluten Intolerance.  It happens when sufferers eat anything containing gluten, which is found in grains like wheat, barley and rye. Sufferers report 'abdominal cramping, abdominal pain, fatigue.' The majority of children with CD have what's called "failure to thrive:" lack of growth of weight, and sometimes height as well. Most have diarrhea, and/or vomiting
Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis (CD/DH). Why are these two conditions associated?  Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an intensely itchy skin eruption. A chronic inflammatory disease that produces red (erythematous), raised (papular), small or large blisters (vesicles or bullae) that burn and itch intensely. Dermatitis herpetiformis develops suddenly, lasts for weeks to months, and may be associated with digestive diseases (such as Celiac disease).
Autoimmune Hepatitis  

Autoimmune Liver

Chronic active hepatitis (CAH), or autoimmune hepatitis, is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the liver. It usually occurs by itself, but it can coexist with other autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus or APL syndrome.  What differentiates autoimmune hepatitis from other types of CAH is the presence of autoantibody markers, which may vary in titer with disease activity.
Wilson's Syndrome? (or autoimmune hypothalamus?) Around 1990, Dr. Dennis Wilson identified a condition in which the thyroid tests are in the ‘normal’ range but patients have low body temperature * and many symptoms suggestive of hypothyroidism. The old name for this condition was Euthyroid Sick Syndrome. Dr. Wilson defined it more clearly, including the role of Reverse T3 (RT3). He called it Wilson’s Syndrome and developed a therapeutic regiment that helps many sufferers. His pioneering work brilliantly recommends the use of slow release T3 as opposed to the quick release.
Autoimmune Addison's disease Autoimmune Addison's disease is an uncommon autoimmune disease, characterized by chronic and insufficient functioning of the outer layer of the adrenal gland. The adrenal glands are located atop each kidney and produce vital glucocorticoid hormones. Because of this chronic under-functioning of the adrenal glands, persons with Addison's disease have a deficiency in the production of glucocorticoid hormones. Glucocorticoid hormones are involved in how the body utilizes and stores carbohydrates, protein, fat and blood sugar.
Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) Polyarteritis nodosa is a rare autoimmune disease (immune system attacking its own body) characterized by spontaneous inflammation of the arteries (arteritis) of the body. Because arteries are involved, the disease can affect any organ of the body. The most common areas of involvement include the muscles, joints, intestines (bowels), nerves, kidneys, and skin. Poor function or pain in any of these organs can be a symptom. Poor blood supply to the bowels can cause abdominal pain, local bowel death, and bleeding. Fatigue, weight loss, and fever are common.

www.angelfire.com/pa3/autoimmunedisease/Articles.htm

Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) "There are 2-4 million sweat glands that are used by our nervous system to cool off the body and keep it within a constant and acceptable temperature. When the sweating process exceeds its normal production, we are dealing with the phenomenon called hyperhidrosis.  The hypothalamic preoptic sweat center is located in the brain and it sends commands through the brain stem and medulla to the innervations of the sweat glands. The nerves enter the spinal cord and synapse in the anterolateral cell column of the spinal cord. Neurons then exit the spinal cord and enter the sympathetic ganglia found in the chest and from there they supply the upper limbs. A hyperactive sympathetic nervous system is believed to be responsible for hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating." http://www.hyperhidrosis.us/
Rheumatoid Arthritis

(Antibody action on Gamma globulin, virus-related antigens)

Some young people of the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup have come down with this - Was it the 'cleanup chemical?' Check these things  Give this info to your doctor
DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE Will make fingers curl in over time. Ask, "Is it an AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE?" Some think it's genetic; hmm, it does appear to be autoimmune from all the studies that link it
Felty's Syndrome? A combination of rheumatoid arthritis, splenomegaly, leukopenia, pigmented spots on lower extremities, and other evidence of hypersplenism (anemia and thrombocytopenia). (From Dorland, 27th ed)
MRH  Multicentric reticulohistiocytosis: An autoimmune systemic disease May 1, 2010 ... However, it can be assumed that cellular and/or cytokinic autoimmune mechanisms could induce the activity of histiocytic cells.
Gout  Gout is caused by buildup of uric acid in the body. When uric acid levels rise in the body, it crystallizes and causes sharp needlelike pain, particularly in the toes and feet. The immune system then attacks the crystals and causes pain and swelling. Could this sometimes be part of an autoimmune metabolic problem?

"Gout is a type of arthritis that results from too much uric acid in the body. Rather than being flushed by the kidneys and through the urine, as it normally is, it forms crystals and deposits in the joints. These deposits give rise to inflammation of the joints, causing pain, swelling, redness and tenderness of the area."

Sjögren's Syndrome

patients usually complain of dry eye symptoms, including burning, itching or foreign body (gritty, sandy) sensation and accumulation of thick, ropy secretions along the inner canthus of the eyes; also changes in tasting and smelling

An autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. Sjögren's is one of the most prevalent autoimmune disorders, striking as many as 4,000,000 Americans. 30% of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and systemic sclerosis suffer secondary Sjögren’s syndrome; many with FM (fibromyalgia) have this syndrome.  A chronic inflammatory disorder of probable autoimmune nature characterized by infiltration of the exocrine glands, particularly the salivary and lacrimal glands, by lymphocytes and plasma cells. The classic signs of the Sjögren’s syndrome, therefore, includes enlargement of the parotid glands with mucosal dryness manifest by dry mouth (xerostomia) and dry eyes (xerophthalmia).
Scleroderma - The Autoimmune Response in Scleroderma. A Key Discovery ... Hopkins University is related to the autoimmune response in scleroderma Scleroderma is not a single disease but is a symptom of a group of diseases complicated by the abnormal growth of connective tissue which supports the skin and internal organs.  

Disorders often associated with scleroderma include autoimmune diseases, CFS, fibromyalgia, interstial cystitis, leukemia, MCTD, multiple sclerosis...

Study on this health issue - Looking for people to participate - Help with Glyconutrients

Scleroderma. Also called CREST syndrome or progressive systemic sclerosis Scleroderma affects the connective tissue.  Scleroderma is a serious, progressive disease that affects the skin and connective tissue (including cartilage, bone, fat, and the tissue that supports the nerves and blood vessels throughout the body).
Immune- polyarthritis  

joint

Immune mediated arthritis

Occurs when the immune system causes an inflammatory response in a joint. It is painful. Sometimes terribly painful
AS - Ankylosing spondylitis 

An autoimmune disease which affects collagen structures, specifically the joints between the vertebrae of the spine... *

Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive autoimmune disease, which causes inflammation of and arthritic reactions to the spine and large joints. It involves ankylosing, or hardening, of the ligaments and tendons where they attach to the bone
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE), also known as lupus, a multi-systemic autoimmune disease  

Clinical Trials of Glyconutrients suggest Real Hope

a CBC (complete blood count), serum chemistry analysis, and urinalysis are starting points. The antinuclear antibody test (ANA) has become the definitive test for diagnosing SLE

1 in 5 patients with Lupus have “Sticky Blood” and an increased risk of clotting

Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy Lupus is a type of immune system disorder known as an autoimmune disease. ... may refer to it by yet another term, as a seronegative spondyloarthropathy. ..a group of disorders that can cause inflammation throughout the body, especially in the spine.
Reiter's Syndrome Characterized by the triad of urethritis, conjunctivitis, and arthritis, is a seronegative spondyloarthropathy (autoimmune damage to the cartilages of joints)
Libman-Sacks endocarditis is the most characteristic cardiac manifestation of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus
alps

Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS)

 

ALPS as a disease of the immune system. The tools used to fight germs turn against our own cells and cause problems. The word lymphoproliferative describes the unusually large numbers of white blood cells (called lymphocytes) stored in the lymph nodes and spleens
Lymphocytic hypophysitis (LYH)    *   * Lymphocytic hypophysitis (LYH) is an uncommon autoimmune disease in which the pituitary gland is infiltrated by lymphocytes, plasma cells and macrophages and its function is usually impaired.

Lymphatic Malformations ?

(cystic hygroma & lymphangioma)

 
PLEVA, Mucha-Habberman's disease  * Skin rash with abnormality in immune system:  Pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta. The T cells get mixed up and decide to form in the skin, causing the lesions.
Pyoderma gangrenosum:  A rare auto immune disorder; overactive immune system causes tissue death. 
"A disease that causes tissue to become necrotic, causing deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs. When they occur, they can lead to chronic wounds. Ulcers usually initially look like small bug bites or papules, and they progress to larger ulcers. Though the wounds rarely lead to death, they can cause pain and scarring. The disease was identified in 1930. It affects approximately 1 person in 100,000 in the population."

*

blogger:  "Many years ago I was told I had so much inflammation in my body that it was actually seen in my blood as well!  Also I have thyroid and anemia problems."

I suddenly developed a tiny pimple on my forehead that itched. The next day I woke up and under my eyes were black and blue and my eyes were slits!

It was diagnosed as a benign tumor, that never went away and turned into an opened ulcer. My skin turns beat red and burns like fire. Sweating from inflammation!  I developed this huge ulcerated sore on my forehead.  I have asthma; Osteo in back and knees

They don't know what step to take next but it can affect your vitals.

REPLY  eMedicine - Pyoderma Gangrenosum : Article by J Mark Jackson, MD http://www.emedicine.com/derm/topic367.htm

"It seems to be an occurrence with those who have an inflammatory systemic illness.
All of the one's you mentioned above are correct except for IBS. IBS is not an inflammatory bowel disease. But Chron's disease is."

immune mediated synovitis In its general use the term "immune mediated" in front of the description of an illness, such as immune mediated synovitis or immune mediated hemolytic anemia, means that the immune system is inappropriately causing a disease process
Spontaneous Infertility Affects Sperm  - naturally occurring antisperm-antibodies (ASA) as a cause of male infertility; sperm autoimmunization  *
Insulin-resistant diabetes *  * In diabetes mellitus, autoantibodies are formed against insulin receptors. Insulin receptor  * source    * I still contend
Autoimmune Pancreatitis: Inflammatory Pancreatic Disease *
Autism *  * There is an autoimmune metabolic aspect to Autism, and nervous system dysfunction, too?  I suspect glycol ether (often 2-butoxyethanol) exposure for this, too 

What I Suspect for the Cause of Autism

Pulmonary edema Lungs fill up with fluid.  Different than pneumonia, but sometimes 'labeled as such'
Bleeding during pregnancy - can't stay pregnant - preterm pregnancies or spontaneous aborting - For men Spontaneous Infertility - No sperm Would treatments of gamma globulin help? ask
Is there such a thing as autoimmune laminin? *
Huntington's Disease (HD) *

I suspect it affected  many who fought in the Civil War - some leukeodystrophies have been traced back to then.  (Gunfire fumes in one's eyes?)

Discovered in 1872 & by 100 years later was thought to be autoimmune.  Huntington's disease is a disorder passed down through families in which nerve cells in the brain waste away, or degenerate. Huntington's disease is caused by a genetic defect on chromosome #4. The defect causes a part of DNA, called a CAG repeat, to occur many more times than it is supposed to. Normally, this section of DNA is repeated 10 to 35 times. But in persons with Huntington's disease, it is repeated 36 to 120 times.   In a TV show there was a grandma and her son that came down with it & died:  his sons each came down with it.  There was first paranoia; then memory loss, then personality changes & serious anger outbursts and violence; suicidal tendencies. and then wasting away until death.  *
Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease *  SSG James Alford  * was diagnosed in June 2003 with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a rare and fatal brain disorder that leads to progressive dementia and neuromuscular deficits  *
Lyme disease  On a list of autoimmune diseases, but I don't know why, if it's from a tick bite?
Lichen Simplex Chronicus (neurodermatitis) LSC

 

Lichen simplex chronicus (neurodermatitis) is eczema created by repeated ... of unknown cause, possibly autoimmune, that usually affects the anogenital area.  Ask your doctor what can be done to stop one's body from going autoimmune.
Autoimmune diseases of the skin

 

  • Are DFSP autoimmune? *  *
  • Pemphigus vulgaris. A group of autoimmune disorders that affect the skin.
  • Eczema
Sandpaper Skin Something along the lines of calcium deposits in the pores of the skin that keeps the skin from breathing.  Autoimmune?
Thumbnail for version as of 07:38, 30 September 2008 Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis)

 

 Keratosis pilaris (KP, also follicular keratosis), more commonly known as chicken skin, is a common, autosomal dominant, genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin http://www.valdezlink.com/re/health/autoimmune/kp.htm
Skin Tags - Are they 'birth defects' for children whose parent/s were in WWII & other wars? Common Benign Skin Tumors - February 15, 2003 - American Family .....   a person have been described as being associated with autoimmune disorders, ... Acrochordons, or skin tags, are derived from ectoderm and mesoderm and ...
 
LEUKOCYTOCLASTIC vasculitis (LV) ? LEUKOCYTOCLASTIC vasculitis (LV) is a small-vessel inflammatory disease mediated by deposition of immune complexes. In its pathogenesis, neutrophils expressing appropriate adhesion molecules adhere to activated endothelial cells and infiltrate into vessel walls, with consequent release of lytic enzymes.1-6 Lesions are often limited to the skin, but other organs may be involved. The natural course of the cutaneous lesions is unpredictable.7-10 The diagnosis of LV includes a heterogeneous group of patients having different vasculitic syndromes, with multiple known causes and associated conditions.3-4,10-
What is Bullous pemphigoid ? *  * Bullous pemphigoid is thought to occur because IgG immunoglobulins (antibodies) and activated T lymphocytes (white blood cells) attack components of the basement membrane, particularly proteins associated with the hemidesmosomes. The proteins are within the NC16A domain of collagen XVII. Hemidesmosomes ensure the epidermal keratinocyte cells stick to the dermis to make a waterproof seal. The ‘autoimmune’ reaction to these proteins can be thought of as a type of allergy to one's own skin.

In many patients, skin antibodies can also be detected circulating in the blood stream (positive indirect immunofluorescence).

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF) *
Schamberg's Disease  *

 

Schamberg's Disease, also known as progressive pigmented purpuric dermatitis, is a chronic discoloration of the skin found in people of all ages, usually affecting the legs. It slowly spreads throughout the body, and is most common in males.
Stevens Johnson Syndrome - an Autoimmune skin disease *
Vitiligo - an autoimmune skin disease * Vitiligo is a chronic relatively common disorder that causes depigmentation in patches of skin. It occurs when the melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation which are derived from the neural crest, die or are unable to function

One of the autoimmune issues Michael Jackson had  * Could the glycol ether chemical exposure be responsible or strongly contribute to the death of Michael Jackson? 

Is Morgellan's Disease Autoimmune? 

High frequency in TX and CA

Morgellan's Disease, which sounds like bad science fiction-- little fibers extending from the victims' skin, pain, crawling sensations, psychological disturbances, with no known cause and no cure in sight. Isn't thought to be contagious.  Half of those diagnosed also have Lyme Disease (which is often the same symptoms as 2-butoxyethanol poisoning) Linked to Chem-Trails?  

Do they also have these symptoms

Gulf war vets' Wounds Don't Heal (ulcers?) Suspect EGBE?

Psoriasis Psoriasis is now considered to be an autoimmune issue  Jan, 2009

Vascular Abnormalities? 

such as Irina - Vasculitis

Lymphatic Malformations (also known as cystic hygroma and lymphangioma) 

Cowden Syndrome/bannayan-riley-ruvalcaba Syndrome? *

keratolysis exfoliativa Skin Peeling on fingers *
Kawasaki disease Kawasaki disease is the most common form of vasculitis that primarily affects children  *
Emphysema * Autoimmune Emphysema - Maybe it's not from smoking?
lipomas multiple lipomas ... Proteus syndrome is characterized by lipomas, partial gigantism of the hands or the feet,
Adiposis dolorosa "Dercum Syndrome is a rare disorder in which there are fatty deposits which apply pressure to the nerves, resulting in weakness and pain" "... the incidence of a slight increase in the number of inflammatory cells in the fat could point toward the disease being, in part, an immune defense reaction (Leites, 1972; Skagen, 1986)." Could this be a birth defect from parent who has CFIDS or 2-butoxyethanol strong exposure (similar to brain tumors, type 2 diabetes, Syndrome X & other metabolic autoimmune dysfunction)?
Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis Immune disorders that affect the neuromuscular system
Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency (PDCD) One of the most common neurodegenerative disorders associated with abnormal mitochondrial metabolism.  PDCD group

"I'm convinced that metabolic features (changes in cholesterol and lipid profile, changes in glucose uptake and cell use, mitochondrial diseases and so on) are among main underestimated issue of 2-BE," says a French journalist

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) A lung disease in which the lung is damaged, making it hard to breathe. In COPD, the airways-the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs-are partly obstructed, making it difficult to get air in and out. (Most likely NOT from cigarettes as is generally thought ... but an autoimmune issue?)
'popcorn lung' aka Bronchiolitis obliterans  Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), also called obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) and constrictive bronchiolitis (CB) Link re CB A rare and life-threatening form of non-reversible obstructive lung disease in which the bronchioles (small airway branches) are compressed and narrowed by fibrosis  Related: Diffuse Lung Disease [Bronchiolitis obliterans associated with paraneoplastic pemphigus: a paraneoplastic autoimmune multiorgan syndrome]
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) also known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome or functional ovarian hyperandrogenism

 

 

Is this an autoimmune condition?  

PCOS is a metabolic syndrome. Symptoms may include various menstrual problems, hirsutism (excessive body or facial hair), endocrine abnormalities, acne, obesity, infertility, diabetes with insulin resistance or hyperinsulinemia

a disorder of reproductive-aged women characterized by LH hypersecretion, infertility from anovulation, and hyperandrogenism and insulin resistance. Research doctor

A I Endometriosis Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glandular tissue outside of the uterus.  an active hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis
Gestational Trophoblastic Disease An aggressive, malignant, often metastatic (spreading) cancer in the uterus that begins following a pregnancy, a miscarriage, or an abortion.  Also known as Chorioblastoma, Choriocarcinoma, Trophoblastic tumor, Chorioepithelioma, Invasive/malignant mole, Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia.  Graft Vs. Host Disease (GVHD ... Widely believed to be an autoimmune disease).  Trophoblastic tumors may be part of abnormal thyroid stimulation as is Graves Disease.  Among the most sensitive cancers to chemotherapy:  90-95% cure rate
Vasculitis VASCULITIS such as Irina has
Behcet's Disease *  Behçet's disease is an autoimmune disease that results from damage to blood vessels throughout the body, particularly veins. Most symptoms of the disease are caused by vasculitis (an inflammation of the blood vessels).
Cerebral Palsy  
Neuroblastoma such as Alex had?
Hemangiomasthe most common benign tumor of infancy and children Neoplastic Disorders. Benign (non-cancerous) hepatic tumors are generally asymptomatic. The most common are hemangiomas, blood-filled vascular channels. Vascular birthmarks
Autism - Birth Defect? Could be effects of this teratogen chemical.  Could be from too much direct exposure to this chemical in paint, in cleaning products ... especially carpet cleaning chemical The possibility that autism could be an autoimmune illness is a theory that is being researched by several centers. Maybe also a metabolic problem?

Autism is a disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them

Classic infantile onset autism is an autoimmune disease
Transfer factor treatment for autism and neuroimmuno diseases ... inflicted optic injury). Twenty-two were cases of classic infantile autism with onset at 12-18 months,
http://www.nitrf.org/inftautism.html

What about Brain Tumors? *

 What about FATIGUE?  *  *

Is there an autoimmune aspect to these?  Watch out! for EGBE
compartmentalized ovarian cysts are called "complex" ovarian cysts are usually "hemorrhagic", meaning they bleed inside, and blood does not flow within them like it should
Uterine Fibroid Tumors  

Yes, PCOS is considered to be Autoimmune

ANY Cancer is possible with exposure to the 'flu symptom' causing chemical, 2-butoxyethanol or other glycol ether chemical poisoning

Suspect an autoimmune aspect to cancer, also

Look for multiple autoimmune issues *

... & find the anemia glycol ether (often 2-butoxyethanol or other glycol ether chemicals) cause *

2-butoxyethanol is an autoimmune causing chemical - It could be suspect for any or all of the above; but if so, the one autoimmune 'FOR SURE' would be Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia ... with too much direct exposure.  It has been 'hiding out' for 3/4s of a century.  I suspect that many things that are thought to be genetic - are actually a chemical poisoning of someone in the family line.

Suspect it for causing CFS, CFIDS, FM, ME  -  Check more on the Red Blood Cells

2-buoxyethanol's primary exposure is through the eyes - that could cause 'dry eye' because this chemical causes eyes to burn and hurt and it also dries out things - most especially eyes 

MSDS info will say it 'defats the skin'

Do hand sanitizers help or harm our health?  http://www.valdezlink.com/re/health/handsanitizers.htm

 

Exposure Example  <---link

& some other signs & possible things that it can cause

Should be considered as a cause of SIDS  <---link

How many autoimmune things can a person have?

Cont  <--- link

There are two major misconceptions in medical science. One is that flu symptoms are caused by a virus. No, flu symptoms are caused from exposure to glycol ether. Look for blood in urine. Another is that very high white blood cell counts is a sign of an infection. It can also be a sign of the advanced anemia of CFIDS... not found by doctors: AIHA or IMHA. http://www.valdezlink.com/re/health/comment.htm

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Venous Thromboembolic Disease:  "Risk factors for VTE include prior personal or family history of VTE, pregnancy, postpartum period, obesity, malignancy, hormone replacement therapy, recent trauma (surgical or injury), dehydration, alcohol consumption, lower limb paralysis, low cardiac output syndromes, chronic disease, autoimmune disease, genetic factors such as coagulopathies (blood clotting disorders) and other blood disorders, and finally, immobilization."

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