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Immune System

Blood Transfusion
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, however,...
Allergy Shots
An allergy is a reaction by your immune system to something that does not bother most other people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more...
Clinical Trials
Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets...
Clinical Trials
Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of arthritis of the spine. It causes swelling between your vertebrae, which are the disks that make up your spine, and in the joints...
Blood Count (Complete Blood Count)
Aplastic anemia is a rare but serious blood disorder. If you have it, your bone marrow doesn't make enough new blood cells. Causes include Being exposed to toxic...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls...
Clinical Trials
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
Your body's immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your...
Blood Count (Complete Blood Count)
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells...
Bone Marrow
Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside some of your bones, such as your hip and thigh bones. It contains immature cells, called stem cells. The stem cells...
Allergy Shots
Today, children in the United States routinely get vaccines that protect them from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, polio, and tetanus. Most of these...
Childhood Immunization Schedule (Childhood Vaccination Schedule)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes a schedule for childhood vaccines. Although some of the vaccines you receive as a child provide protection for many years, adults need immunizations too. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
Flu Vaccination
Today, children in the United States routinely get vaccines that protect them from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, polio, and tetanus. Most of these...
Blood Transfusion
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. It is the most common type of childhood cancer. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. White blood cells help...
Blood Transfusion
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone...
Bone Marrow
Parasitic and fungal infections Autoimmune diseases Some cancers Bone marrow disorders In some conditions, the eosinophils can move...
C-Reactive Protein Test (Crp)
Giant cell arteritis is a disorder that causes inflammation of arteries of the scalp, neck, and arms. It narrows the arteries, which keeps blood from flowing...
Allergy Shots
to use distilled or sterilized water with saline. Allergy shots can help make you less sensitive to pollen and provide long-term relief. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
Hiv Testing
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It kills or damages the body's immune system cells. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is...
Hiv Testing
HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, kills or damages cells of the body's immune system. The most advanced stage of infection with HIV is AIDS, which stands...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
infection. Your health care provider can perform the test, or call the cancers that come with it. People can live with the disease for many years....
Flu Vaccination
Having HIV/AIDS weakens your body's immune system. Your immune system normally fights germs that enter your body. When HIV/AIDS makes it weak, it can't fight...
Cervical Cancer Screening Test (Pap Smear)
inflammatory disease (PID), and a higher risk of cervical cancer Different side effects from the drugs that treat...
Abnormal Liver Enzymes (Liver Blood Tests)
nodes. Later it may spread to the lungs, liver, or bone marrow. The exact cause exam and history, blood tests, and a biopsy. Treatment depends on how far...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
Your immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend against germs. It helps your body to recognize these "foreign"...
Allergy Shots
way to become immune. NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases...
Immunizations
Infectious diseases kill more people worldwide than any other single cause. Infectious diseases are caused by germs. Germs are tiny living things that are found...
Ana (Antinuclear Antibody)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and loss of motion....
Rf (Rheumatoid Factor)
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a type of arthritis that happens in children age 16 or younger. It causes joint swelling, pain, stiffness, and loss of motion....
Echo (Echocardiogram)
signs and symptoms. They may also use an echocardiogram or other tests. It is mainly treated with...
Allergy, Skin Test (Skin Test For Allergy)
make you more likely to develop a latex allergy. If your immune system detects and skin and blood tests to diagnose it. There are medicines to treat...
Condoms
to avoid latex. Common latex products include Gloves Condoms Balloons Rubber bands Shoe soles Pacifiers You can...
Hiv Testing
Infection with HIV is serious. But the outlook for people with HIV/AIDS is improving. If you are infected with HIV, there are many things you can do to help ensure...
Flu Vaccination
Infection with HIV is serious. But the outlook for people with HIV/AIDS is improving. If you are infected with HIV, there are many things you can do to help ensure...
Ama (Antimitochondrial Antibodies)
If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. There are...
Bone Marrow
are where white blood cells fight infection. Your bone marrow and thymus produce the cells in lymph. They...
Brachytherapy
of lymphedema include Infection Cancer Scar tissue from radiation therapy or surgical removal of lymph nodes Inherited conditions...
Biological Therapy
a biopsy. Treatments include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, biological therapy, or therapy to remove proteins from the blood....
Bone Marrow Transplant (Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant)
Multiple myeloma is a cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells are part of your immune system, which helps protect the body...
Blood Transfusion
been exposed to certain chemicals. Treatment options include transfusions, drug therapy, chemotherapy, and blood or bone marrow stem cell transplants. NIH: National...
Skin Biopsy
risk for pemphigus. Pemphigoid is also an autoimmune skin disease. It leads physical exam, a biopsy, and blood tests. The treatment of pemphigus and...
Hiv Testing
Pneumocystis jirovec is a tiny fungus that lives in the lungs of many people. Most people's immune systems keep the fungus under control. But if your immune system...
Ama (Antimitochondrial Antibodies)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common...
Arthritis Physical And Occupational Therapy
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common...
Ana (Antinuclear Antibody)
Scleroderma means hard skin. It is a group of diseases that cause abnormal growth of connective tissue. Connective tissue is the material inside your body that gives...
Ana (Antinuclear Antibody)
Sjogren's syndrome is a disease that causes dryness in your mouth and eyes. It can also lead to dryness in other places that need moisture, such as your nose,...
Echogram (Ultrasound)
Your spleen is an organ above your stomach and under your ribs on your left side. It is about as big as your fist. The spleen is part of your lymphatic system,...
Dental X-Rays
Your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat. Your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose. Both...
Flu Vaccination
Viruses are capsules with genetic material inside. They are very tiny, much smaller than bacteria. Viruses cause familiar infectious diseases such as the common...