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Old 06-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Chronic, systemic inflammation

I would like to start this topic so people can share their knowledge and experience about this autoimmune illness that, to my knowledge, has not been given its own identity by the medical community. There is a long list of autoimmune diseases, but there seems to be no unique identification of systemic inflammation where any given individual often has a host of affected bodily systems & organs.

Iíve personally dealt with a number of these illnesses going to various specialists, but only recently learned from an ENT doc of the commonness of a person with one inflammatory condition having others as well, thus the autoimmune connection. And it makes perfect sense that an autoimmune problem would show up in multiple areas, but after years of various issues I was astonished that no other doc made that connection for me.

Am I correct that this is not recognized as a unique condition? Does anyone have knowledge/experience with any causal factors and/or treatments for this underlying condition? Are there medicines that can moderate the immune system response? What medical specialty deals with this? Iíve seen a rheumatologist for some of these things and have never heard her suggest any autoimmune treatment; it has always been specific protocols for specifically identified illnesses. Iím interested in hearing your thoughts.

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