Are allergies an immune disorder?
Allergic diseases and symptoms occur because of an active immune system that reacts to things that are usually harmless, such as pollens, pet dander or foods. However, specific changes to the immune system in some immune deficiency diseases may increase the risk of the developing allergies.
Can allergies trigger autoimmune disease?
“Our study implies that allergic and inflammatory diseases may actually trigger autoimmune diseases by relaxing the controls that normally eliminate newly produced, self-reactive B cells. This is important because many autoimmune diseases are caused by self-reactive antibodies produced by such B cells” said Dr.
Does lupus make allergies worse?
A 1993 study found that allergies were more frequent in people with lupus when compared to control participants. In the study, 63% of people with SLE had some type of allergic disorder (83 out of 117 participants). Also, Lupus Warriors were more likely to have drug allergies, skin allergies, and insect allergies.