Autoimmune Diseases

Common Name(s)

Autoimmune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is a disorder in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. There are over 80 different types of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases may result in fatigue, fever, destruction of one or more body tissues, abnormal growth of an organ, and changes in organ function. Several tests can be used to diagnose autoimmune diseases, including: antinuclear antibody tests, autoantibody tests, CBC, and C-reactive protein tests. Treatment typically involves medicine to control or reduce the immune systems response (meaning that the body will stop attacking itself). Other treatment varies based on the type of disease, for example, if the autoimmune disease affects your blood, you may need a blood transfusion, or you may need hormone supplements if your body is lacking hormones as a result of the disease.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Autoimmune Diseases" for support, advocacy or research.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is the nation's only organization dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity as a category of disease and a major women's health issue and to promoting a collaborative research effort in order to find better treatments and a cure for all autoimmune diseases.

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014

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APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness advances widespread understanding of celiac disease as a serious genetic autoimmune condition and works to secure early diagnosis and effective management. We empower our community to live life to the fullest, and serve as a leading and trusted resource that inspires hope, accelerates innovation and forges pathways to a cure.

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Autoimmune Diseases" for support, advocacy or research.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is the nation's only organization dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity as a category of disease and a major women's health issue and to promoting a collaborative research effort in order to find better treatments and a cure for all autoimmune diseases.

http://www.aarda.org

Last Updated: 26 Nov 2014

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APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

http://www.apsfa.org

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Association of Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Inc. (AGMD)

AGMD is a nonprofit international organization which serves as an integral educational resource concerning digestive motility diseases and disorders. It also functions as an important information base for members of the medical and scientific communities. In addition, it provides a forum for patients suffering from digestive motility diseases and disorders as well as their families and members of the medical community.

http://www.agmd-gimotility.org

Last Updated: 28 Feb 2015

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International Scleroderma Network

Our mission is to provide stellar worldwide research, support, education and awareness for scleroderma and related illnesses.

http://www.sclero.org/

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2010

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National Foundation for Celiac Awareness

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness advances widespread understanding of celiac disease as a serious genetic autoimmune condition and works to secure early diagnosis and effective management. We empower our community to live life to the fullest, and serve as a leading and trusted resource that inspires hope, accelerates innovation and forges pathways to a cure.

http://www.CeliacCentral.org

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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General Resources

APS Foundation of America, Inc Fan Page

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS).

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Blogs

APS Friends & Support Forum

Are you looking for Support for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, APS, APLS, APLA, Hughes Syndrome, or Sticky Blood? Well you've come to the right place! This is an private forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, friends, fam

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Autoimmune Diseases" returned 553 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Risk Factors for Autoimmune Diseases Development After Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura.
 

Author(s): Mélanie Roriz, Mickael Landais, Jonathan Desprez, Christelle Barbet, Elie Azoulay, Lionel Galicier, Alain Wynckel, Jean-Luc Baudel, François Provôt, Frédéric Pène, Jean-Paul Mira, Claire Presne, Pascale Poullin, Yahsou Delmas, Tarik Kanouni, Amélie Seguin, Christiane Mousson, Aude Servais, Dominique Bordessoule, Pierre Perez, Dominique Chauveau, Agnès Veyradier, Jean-Michel Halimi, Mohamed Hamidou, Paul Coppo,

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Oct;94(42):e1598.

 

Autoimmune thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) can be associated with other autoimmune disorders, but their prevalence following autoimmune TTP remains unknown. To assess the prevalence of autoimmune disorders associated with TTP and to determine risk factors for and the time ...

Last Updated: 27 Oct 2015

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Lower Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Level is Associated With 3 Types of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.
 

Author(s): Jie Ma, Di Wu, Chenyang Li, Chenling Fan, Nannan Chao, Jing Liu, Yushu Li, Renee Wang, Wei Miao, Haixia Guan, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Sep;94(39):e1639.

 

Autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITD) are common autoimmune disorders. A few studies have analyzed the association between serum vitamin D levels and AITD, and available data remain inconclusive. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between serum vitamin D levels and ...

Last Updated: 2 Oct 2015

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The Budget Impact of Biosimilar Infliximab (Remsima®) for the Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases in Five European Countries.
 

Author(s): Ashok Jha, Alex Upton, William C N Dunlop, Ron Akehurst

Journal: Adv Ther. 2015 Aug;32(8):742-56.

 

Inflammatory autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis) have a considerable impact on patients' quality of life and healthcare budgets. Biosimilar infliximab (Remsima(®)) has been authorized ...

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Autoimmune Diseases" returned 372 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Autoimmune diseases in type 1A diabetes mellitus].
 

Author(s): Aldo Ferreira-Hermosillo, Mario Antonio Molina-Ayala

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2015 Aug;143(8):1042-9.

 

Type 1A diabetes (DM1A) is an autoimmune disease that comprises 10% of patients with diabetes mellitus. Its frequency is gradually increasing in countries like Mexico. Patients with DM1A commonly have hypothyroidism, Addison disease, celiac disease and less common diseases such as ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2015

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Applications of Next-generation Sequencing in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases.
 

Author(s): Yiyangzi Ma, Na Shi, Mengtao Li, Fei Chen, Haitao Niu

Journal: Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics. 2015 Aug;13(4):242-9.

 

Systemic autoimmune diseases are a group of heterogeneous disorders caused by both genetic and environmental factors. Although numerous causal genes have been identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS), these susceptibility genes are correlated to a relatively low disease ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2015

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Systemic Autoimmune, Rheumatic Diseases and Coinciding Psoriasis: Data from a Large Single-Centre Registry and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Anna Bazsó, Péter Szodoray, Ágnes Szappanos, Judit Korda, Patrícia Pálfi, Emese Kiss, Gyula Poór

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2015 ;2015():657907.

 

Psoriasis is a systemic immune-inflammatory disease characterized by chronic or recurrent skin symptoms, psoriatic arthritis, enthesopathy, and uveitis. Psoriasis has recently been published to appear with various autoimmune disorders, but the coexistence has been systematically reviewed ...

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Screening Protocol for Subjects Being Evaluated for Center for Human Immunology, Autoimmunity, and Inflammatory Diseases (CHI) Protocols
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Inflammatory Disease; Autoimmune Disease; Immunologic Disease; Healthy Volunteers

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Transcriptome Analysis of the Peripheral Blood in CIDP
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy; Autoimmune Diseases; Clarkson Syndrome; Muscular Autoimmune Disorders

 

Last Updated: 9 May 2016

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Study to Assess the Safety and Effects of Autologous Adipose-Derived Stromal Cells Delivered Into Patients With Multiple Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Multiple Sclerosis; Autoimmune Diseases; Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2016

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