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 577 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Estrogen-mediated downregulation of AIRE influences sexual dimorphism in autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Nadine Dragin, Jacky Bismuth, Géraldine Cizeron-Clairac, Maria Grazia Biferi, Claire Berthault, Alain Serraf, Rémi Nottin, David Klatzmann, Ana Cumano, Martine Barkats, Rozen Le Panse, Sonia Berrih-Aknin

Journal: J. Clin. Invest.. 2016 Apr;126(4):1525-37.

 

Autoimmune diseases affect 5% to 8% of the population, and females are more susceptible to these diseases than males. Here, we analyzed human thymic transcriptome and revealed sex-associated differences in the expression of tissue-specific antigens that are controlled by the autoimmune ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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The serum angiotensin converting enzyme and lysozyme levels in patients with ocular involvement of autoimmune and infectious diseases.
 

Author(s): Ozlem Sahin, Alireza Ziaei, Eda Karaismailoğlu, Nusret Taheri

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Increased serum levels of angiotensin converting enzyme and lysozyme are considered as inflammatory markers for diagnosis of sarcoidosis which is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the significance of differences in serum angiotensin converting ...

Last Updated: 16 Feb 2016

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Maternal and neonatal outcomes in pregnant women with autoimmune diseases in Pavia, Italy.
 

Author(s): Iolanda Mazzucchelli, Lidia Decembrino, Francesca Garofoli, Giulia Ruffinazzi, Véronique Ramoni, Mariaeva Romano, Elena Prisco, Elena Locatelli, Chiara Cavagnoli, Margherita Simonetta, Annalisa De Silvestri, Piermichele Paolillo, Arsenio Spinillo, Mauro Stronati

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The increased number of childbearing women with autoimmune diseases leads to a growing interest in studying relationship among maternal disease, therapy, pregnancy and off-spring. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of autoimmune disease on pregnancy and on neonatal ...

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2015

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Autoimmune Diseases" returned 384 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Management of Gender-Related Problems in Women with Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases.
 

Author(s): Marília Rodrigues, Laura Andreoli, Angela Tincani

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):183-7.

 

Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARD) affect mainly young women during their reproductive years. Fertility is usually not diminished but the time it takes to conceive is usually longer. Factors related to an ARD or to its treatment are responsible for this effect. In addition, contraception ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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[Roles of interleukin-21 and its receptor in autoimmune diseases].
 

Author(s): De-Juan Yang, Bo Han

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2016 May;18(5):466-71.

 

Interleukin-21 (IL-21) is a new member of the interleukin-2 family. It is mainly synthesized and secreted by the activated of CD4(+) T cells and natural killer T cells. IL-21 receptor (IL-21R) is mainly expressed in T cells, B cells, and natural killer (NK) cells. After binding to ...

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Brazilian society of hepatology recommendations for the diagnosis and management of autoimmune diseases of the liver.
 

Author(s): Paulo Lisboa Bittencourt, Eduardo Luiz Rachid Cançado, Cláudia Alves Couto, Cynthia Levy, Gilda Porta, Antônio Eduardo Benedito Silva, Debora Raquel Benedita Terrabuio, , Roberto José de Carvalho Filho, Dalton Marques Chaves, Irene Kazue Miura, Liana Codes, Luciana Costa Faria, Andreia Silva Evangelista, Alberto Queiroz Farias, Luciana Lofêgo Gonçalves, Michele Harriz, Edmundo Pessoa A Lopes Neto, Gustavo Oliveira Luz, Patrícia Oliveira, Elze Maria Gomes de Oliveira, Janaina Luz Narciso Schiavon, Tiago Seva-Pereira, Edison Roberto Parise

Journal: Arq Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec;52 Suppl 1():15-46.

 

In order to draw evidence-based recommendations concerning the management of autoimmune diseases of the liver, the Brazilian Society of Hepatology has sponsored a single-topic meeting in October 18th, 2014 at São Paulo. An organizing committee comprised of seven investigators was ...

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Long-term Safety, Tolerability and Efficacy of BAF312 Given Orally in Patients With Relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2016

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Auto-immune Diseases and Quality of Life
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Auto-immune Diseases; Quality of Life

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 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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