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

Imbalance of Th17/Treg in Different Subtypes of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.
 

Author(s): Cui Li, Jianghong Yuan, Yuan-Feng Zhu, Xiang-Ju Yang, Qiong Wang, Jian Xu, Shuang-Tao He, Jin-An Zhang

Journal: Cell. Physiol. Biochem.. 2016 ;40(1-2):245-252.

 

To clarify the imbalance of Th17/Treg in different subtypes of autoimmune thyroid diseases (AITDs) including Graves' disease(GD), Hashimoto's thyroiditis(HT) and Graves' ophthalmopathy (GO).

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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Prevalence and clinical significance of nonorgan specific antibodies in patients with autoimmune thyroiditis as predictor markers for rheumatic diseases.
 

Author(s): Basant M Elnady, Naglaa M Kamal, Raneyah H M Shaker, Amal F Soliman, Waleed A Hasan, Hamed A Alghamdi, Mohammed M Algethami, Mohamed Bilal Jajah

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Sep;95(38):e4336.

 

Autoimmune diseases are considered the 3rd leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized countries. Autoimmune thyroid diseases (ATDs) are associated with high prevalence of nonorgan-specific autoantibodies, such as antinuclear antibodies (ANA), antidouble-stranded ...

Last Updated: 24 Sep 2016

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Atopic dermatitis and association of risk for primary immune thrombocytopenia and autoimmune diseases among children: A nationwide population-based cohort study.
 

Author(s): Chang-Ching Wei, Cheng-Li Lin, Te-Chun Shen, Jeng-Dau Tsai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(29):e4226.

 

Primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is currently defined as an acquired autoimmune disorder with persistent thrombocytopenia. However, the temporal interaction between T helper type 2 cell (Th2)-mediated allergic diseases and T helper type 1 cell (Th1)-mediated ITP remains unknown. ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2016

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

The Corrona US registry of rheumatic and autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Joel M Kremer

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;34(5 Suppl 101):S96-S99.

 

The Corrona US national registry collects data concerning patient status from both the rheumatologist and patient at routine clinical encounters. Corrona has functioning disease registries in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, psoriasis and inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2016

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Resetting the immune system with immunoablation and autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Tobias Alexander, Renate Arnold, Falk Hiepe, Andreas Radbruch

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;34(4 Suppl 98):53-7.

 

Over the past 20 years, immunoablation followed by transplantation of autologous haematopoietic stem cells (ASCT) has emerged as a promising treatment option for patients with severe forms of autoimmune diseases (ADs) that insufficiently respond to standard immunosuppressive or novel ...

Last Updated: 2 Sep 2016

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Effect of Associated Autoimmune Diseases on Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Incidence and Metabolic Control in Children and Adolescents.
 

Author(s): Aleksandra Krzewska, Iwona Ben-Skowronek

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():6219730.

 

Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is one of the most common chronic diseases developing in childhood. The incidence of the disease in children increases for unknown reasons at a rate from 3 to 5% every year worldwide. The background of T1DM is associated with the autoimmune process ...

Last Updated: 15 Aug 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Molecular Reclassification to Find Clinically Useful Biomarkers for Systemic Autoimmune Diseases:
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

 

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2016

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Last Updated: 9 Dec 2016

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EBMT ADWP Prospective Non Interventional Study : AutoHSCT in SSc Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Diseases

 

Last Updated: 7 Aug 2015

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