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.

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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: 12 May 2010

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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 2013

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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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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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

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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: 12 May 2010

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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 2013

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

Coeliac disease and risk for other autoimmune diseases in patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome.
 

Author(s): Stefano Stagi, Elisabetta Lapi, Maria Gabriella D'Avanzo, Giancarlo Perferi, Silvia Romano, Sabrina Giglio, Silvia Ricci, Chiara Azzari, Francesco Chiarelli, Salvatore Seminara, Maurizio de Martino

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A higher prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) has been reported in patients with Williams-Beuren syndrome (WBS), though coexistence with other autoimmune diseases has not been evaluated.

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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Detection of autoantibodies in autoimmune bullous skin diseases: can we do better?
 

Author(s): Sharon Baum, Yaron Zafrir, Aviv Barzilai

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Apr;16(4):244-5.

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2014

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Preventing intense false positive and negative reactions attributed to the principle of ELISA to re-investigate antibody studies in autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Kuniaki Terato, Christopher T Do, Dawn Cutler, Takaki Waritani, Hiroshi Shionoya

Journal: J. Immunol. Methods. 2014 May;407():15-25.

 

To study the possible involvement of potential environmental pathogens in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, it is essential to investigate antibody responses to a variety of environmental agents and autologous components. However, none of the conventional ELISA buffers can ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

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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 284 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Autoimmune diseases and seasonal variations].
 

Author(s): Takehisa Ogura, Hideto Kameda

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2014 ;37(1):25-32.

 

It has been reported that the exacerbation or development of autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis may have seasonality, although the seasonal characteristic depends on each disease. For example, the sunlight (ultraviolet) and infectious ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2014

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The role of TL1A and DR3 in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
 

Author(s): Yoshihiro Aiba, Minoru Nakamura

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2013 ;2013():258164.

 

TNF-like ligand 1A (TL1A), which binds its cognate receptor DR3 and the decoy receptor DcR3, is an identified member of the TNF superfamily. TL1A exerts pleiotropic effects on cell proliferation, activation, and differentiation of immune cells, including helper T cells and regulatory ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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The nuclear ╬│-H2AX apoptotic ring: implications for cancers and autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): St├ęphanie Solier, Yves Pommier

Journal: Cell. Mol. Life Sci.. 2014 Jun;71(12):2289-97.

 

Apoptosis is a fundamental process for metazoan development. It is also relevant to the pathophysiology of immune diseases and cancers and to the outcome of cancer chemotherapies, as well as being a target for cancer therapies. Apoptosis involves intrinsic pathways typically initiated ...

Last Updated: 23 May 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Autologous SCT for Progressive Systemic Sclerosis: a Prospective NIS Study
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Diseases

 

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2014

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Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells From Adipose Tissue in Patients With Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Diseases; Immune System Diseases; Demyelinating Diseases; Nervous System Diseases; Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases, CNS; Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System

 

Last Updated: 21 Sep 2010

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Identification of Correlations Between Reaction to Biotine and Autoimmune Diseases
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Disease

 

Last Updated: 3 Sep 2013

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