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

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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Incidence of Symptomatic Vertebral Fractures Among Newly Diagnosed Autoimmune Diseases Initiating Glucocorticoid Therapy.
 

Author(s): Kiyoshi Migita, Nozomi Iwanaga, Shunsuke Imadachi, Yuka Jiuchi, Yasumori Izumi, Yoshika Tsuji, Chieko Kawahara, Atsushi Kawakami, Hiroshi Furukawa, Shigeto Tohma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul;94(27):e875.

 

Few data are available regarding vertebral fracture risk in patients treated with corticosteroids including patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of the present study was to identify risk factors for symptomatic vertebral fracture analyzed in patients with newly diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 13 Jul 2015

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Taenia solium in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus: do parasites protect against autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Lior Zeller, Leonid Barski, Elena Shleyfer, Uri Netz, Vered Stavi, Mahmoud Abu-Shakra

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Apr;17(4):259-60.

 

Last Updated: 4 Jun 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 345 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Are obesity-related insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes autoimmune diseases?
 

Author(s): Sue Tsai, Xavier Clemente-Casares, Xavier S Revelo, Shawn Winer, Daniel A Winer

Journal: Diabetes. 2015 Jun;64(6):1886-97.

 

Obesity and associated insulin resistance predispose individuals to develop chronic metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Although these disorders affect a significant proportion of the global population, the underlying mechanisms of disease remain ...

Last Updated: 22 May 2015

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Mast cell and autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Yunzhi Xu, Guangjie Chen

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2015 ;2015():246126.

 

Mast cells are important in innate immune system. They have been appreciated as potent contributors to allergic reaction. However, increasing evidence implicates the important role of mast cells in autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Here we review ...

Last Updated: 6 May 2015

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Proteasome inhibitors as experimental therapeutics of autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Sue Ellen Verbrugge, Rik J Scheper, Willem F Lems, Tanja D de Gruijl, Gerrit Jansen

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Current treatment strategies for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) consisting of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs or biological agents are not always effective, hence driving the demand for new experimental therapeutics. The antiproliferative capacity of proteasome inhibitors (PIs) ...

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 5 Nov 2015

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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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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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