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

Genetic variation associated with cardiovascular risk in autoimmune diseases.
 

Author(s): Pedro P Perrotti, Adrià Aterido, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Juan D Cañete, Carlos Ferrándiz, Jesús Tornero, Javier P Gisbert, Eugeni Domènech, Benjamín Fernández-Gutiérrez, Fernando Gomollón, Esther García-Planella, Emilia Fernández, Raimon Sanmartí, Jordi Gratacós, Víctor Manuel Martínez-Taboada, Luís Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Núria Palau, Raül Tortosa, Mireia L Corbeto, María L Lasanta, Sara Marsal, Antonio Julià,

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Autoimmune diseases have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular events compared to the general population. The objective of this study was to investigate the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in autoimmunity. We analyzed genome-wide genotyping data from 6,485 patients ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Isolated positive anti-SS-B autoantibodies are not related to clinical features of systemic autoimmune diseases: Results from a routine population survey.
 

Author(s): Sabine Jardel, Nicole Fabien, Arnaud Hot, Sandra Vukusic, Jacques Tebib, Vincent Cottin, Pascal Sève, Maurice Laville, Alexandre Belot, Isabelle Durieu, Lorna Garnier, Frédéric Coutant, Quitterie Reynaud, Jean Christophe Lega

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To assess in clinical practice the frequency and diagnosis associated with the SS-B-positive/SS-A negative autoantibody profile.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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B-cell lymphocyte kinase polymorphisms rs13277113, rs2736340, and rs4840568 and risk of autoimmune diseases: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Chang Zeng, Cheng Fang, Hong Weng, Xiaoqing Xu, Tianyang Wu, Wenhua Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(36):e7855.

 

B-cell lymphocyte kinase (BLK) is an inhibitor of B cells that has an important influence on several autoimmune diseases, but there is a lack of comprehensive analysis of its association with autoimmune diseases. Hence, it is meaningful to conduct a comprehensive analysis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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

Investigation of the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases by iPS cells.
 

Author(s): Bunki Natsumoto, Hirofumi Shoda, Keishi Fujio, Makoto Otsu, Kazuhiko Yamamoto

Journal: Nihon Rinsho Meneki Gakkai Kaishi. 2017 ;40(1):48-53.

 

The pluripotent stem cells have a self-renewal ability and can be differentiated into theoretically all of cell types. The induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells overcame the ethical problems of the human embryonic stem (ES) cell, and enable pathologic analysis of intractable diseases ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Autoantibodies in Autoimmune Diseases: Clinical and Critical Evaluation.
 

Author(s): Efstathia K Kapsogeorgou, Athanasios G Tzioufas

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2016 Sep;18(9):519-524.

 

Autoimmune diseases constitute a diverse group of disorders characterized by cellular and humoral responses against self. The humoral autoimmune responses are directed against various cellular and extracellular components. These responses are highly specific for each autoimmune disease ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The MHC locus and genetic susceptibility to autoimmune and infectious diseases.
 

Author(s): Vasiliki Matzaraki, Vinod Kumar, Cisca Wijmenga, Alexandra Zhernakova

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In the past 50 years, variants in the major histocompatibility complex (MHC) locus, also known as the human leukocyte antigen (HLA), have been reported as major risk factors for complex diseases. Recent advances, including large genetic screens, imputation, and analyses of non-additive ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors and Pre-existing Autoimmune Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Diseases; Advanced Cancer

 

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2017

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