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Layla bud

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Auto Immune
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:01:38 PM »
Hi Julien

Have you ever hear of Auto immune if so please can you please explain what it is?

Thanks

Karen

alfiesmummy

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2006, 07:54:20 PM »
Hi Karen, are you asking about auto imune disorder or disease? Justine

Layla bud

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 07:49:56 AM »
Justine not sure i have asked but they are not sure.

alfiesmummy

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 09:58:17 PM »
either way,Julian will be able to answer.

Offline julianvet

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2006, 08:57:30 PM »
Hi Karen,

Auto-immune refers to a category of disease. I will try to explain.

The immune system is the body system that does fight infections. You might know about the white blood cells. Basically they will kill bugs.

Auto-immune diseases happen when the immune system (the white blood cells) is attacking its own body. You will have different type of auto-immune diseases depending on which system is attacked:

Auto-immune anemia is when the immune system attacks the red blood cells for example.

I hope this is clear enough.

regards,

julian

Layla bud

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2006, 09:04:31 PM »
Thanks Julien for that, sadly the dog that was diagnosed with this has died.

Karen

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2006, 09:13:02 PM »
Sorry to hear that. It is unfortunately a very nasty condition.

regards,

julian

alfiesmummy

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Re: Auto Immune
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 10:00:08 PM »
I am so very, very sorry for your very very sad loss. Justine