A List of Autoimmune Diseases & Resources
There are many different types of autoimmune disease. Learn more about some of them right here or visit their site for more information. Please note that this list includes both autoimmune disease and those conditions considered to be related to autoimmune disease.
One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body by responding to invading microorganisms, such as viruses or bacteria, by producing antibodies or sensitized lymphocytes (types of white blood cells). Under normal conditions, an immune response cannot be triggered against the cells of one's own body. In some cases, however, immune cells make a mistake and attack the very cells that they are meant to protect. This can lead to a variety of autoimmune diseases. They encompass a broad category of related diseases in which the person's immune system attacks his or her own tissue.
- Addison’s disease
- Adult Still's disease
- Alopecia areata
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Anti-GBM/Anti-TBM nephritis
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Autoimmune angioedema
- Autoimmune dysautonomia
- Autoimmune encephalomyelitis
- Autoimmune hepatitis
- Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)
- Autoimmune myocarditis
- Autoimmune oophoritis
- Autoimmune orchitis
- Autoimmune pancreatitis
- Autoimmune retinopathy
- Autoimmune urticaria
- Axonal & neuronal neuropathy (AMAN)
- Baló disease
- Behcet’s disease
- Benign mucosal pemphigoid
- Bullous pemphigoid
- Castleman disease (CD)
- Celiac disease
- Chagas disease
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
- Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO)
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) or Eosinophilic Granulomatosis (EGPA)
- Cicatricial pemphigoid
- Cogan’s syndrome
- Cold agglutinin disease
- Congenital heart block
- Coxsackie myocarditis
- CREST syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Dermatitis herpetiformis
- Devic’s disease (neuromyelitis optica)
- Discoid lupus
- Dressler’s syndrome
- Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE)
- Eosinophilic fasciitis
- Erythema nodosum
- Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia
- Evans syndrome
- Fibrosing alveolitis
- Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
- Giant cell myocarditis
- Goodpasture’s syndrome
- Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
- Graves’ disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Hemolytic anemia
- Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)
- Herpes gestationis or pemphigoid gestationis (PG)
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) (Acne Inversa)
- IgA Nephropathy
- IgG4-related sclerosing disease
- Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
- Inclusion body myositis (IBM)
- Interstitial cystitis (IC)
- Juvenile arthritis
- Juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes)
- Juvenile myositis (JM)
- Kawasaki disease
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
- Lichen planus
- Lichen sclerosus
- Ligneous conjunctivitis
- Linear IgA disease (LAD)
- Lyme disease chronic
- Meniere’s disease
- Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA)
- Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
- Mooren’s ulcer
- Mucha-Habermann disease
- Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) or MMNCB
- Multiple sclerosis
- Myasthenia gravis
- Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody Disorder
- Neonatal Lupus
- Neuromyelitis optica
- Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid
- Optic neuritis
- Palindromic rheumatism (PR)
- Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD)
- Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
- Parry Romberg syndrome
- Pars planitis (peripheral uveitis)
- Parsonage-Turner syndrome
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Perivenous encephalomyelitis
- Pernicious anemia (PA)
- POEMS syndrome
- Polyarteritis nodosa
- Polyglandular syndromes type I, II, III
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
- Postmyocardial infarction syndrome
- Postpericardiotomy syndrome
- Primary Biliary Cholangitis
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis
- Progesterone dermatitis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)
- Pyoderma gangrenosum
- Raynaud’s phenomenon
- Reactive Arthritis
- Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
- Relapsing polychondritis
- Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
- Retroperitoneal fibrosis
- Rheumatic fever
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Schmidt syndrome
- Sjögren’s syndrome
- Sperm & testicular autoimmunity
- Stiff person syndrome (SPS)
- Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE)
- Susac’s syndrome
- Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO)
- Takayasu’s arteritis
- Temporal arteritis/Giant cell arteritis
- Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
- Thyroid eye disease (TED)
- Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)
- Transverse myelitis
- Type 1 diabetes
- Ulcerative colitis (UC)
- Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)
- Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease
Technology can be a great asset in managing an illness and treatment. The following is a small sampling of apps you can use in order to keep track of things like medication, and pain management. This list is not all inclusive as there are numerous apps available. Please note some apps may require purchase:
- Discover the impact of your daily activities on your arthritis pain with TRACK + REACT. Track your nutrition, fitness, sleep, medication and mood and compare it to your arthritis pain in the Arthritis Impact graph.
- Established in 2010, thousands use Dosecast, the most flexible and easy-to-use app to help you remember to take your medications, vitamins, or birth control pills on time. With Dosecast, you’ll remember to take the right drug, the right way, at the right time, every time.
- Track your chronic pain, symptoms, triggers and more to create detailed reports you doctor will love! Recommended by doctors worldwide. As seen in USA Today. Award-winning app! Best App Ever Awards 2013 (Honorable Mention). Winter/Spring 2012 Web Health Award (Winner).
- With help from experts at Johns Hopkins, leading surgeons, and patient advocates, Doctella provides you with innovative tools that will help you become more informed and engaged in your care.
Support Groups can be invaluable source to patients living with autoimmune disease. Try these tips:
- Search social media sites to find online groups and forums
- Contact health, religious, or other locally based organizations
- Contact social workers or social services, these can be found at local hospitals
- Contact your local hospital who may offer a general support group for persons with chronic illnesses. You may not sit next to someone with the same disease, but you may face the same types of challenges.
Here is a list below of some autoimmune disease patient groups and websites:
Improving benefit-harm assessment of glucocorticoid therapy incorporating the patient perspective: The OMERACT glucocorticoid core domain set
CONCLUSION: A GC Impact core domain set was endorsed at the OMERACT 2020 virtual workshop. The OMERACT GC Impact working group will now progress to identify, develop and validate measurement tools to best address these domains in clinical trials.
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders and systemic lupus erythematosus: A case series from a university center
Neuromyelitis opticaspectrum disorders (NMOSD) are immune-mediated inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (CNS), which preferentially affect the optic nerves and the spinal cord. Anti-aquaporin 4 antibody is a specific serological marker. Systemic lupuserythematosus (SLE) is a rheumatologic disease that may affect the CNS. There are several reports about the coexistence of NMOSD […]
Characterization of microglial transcriptomes in the brain and spinal cord of mice in early and late experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis using a RiboTag strategy
Microglia play an important role in the pathogenesis of multiple sclerosisand the mouse model of MS, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis(EAE). To more fully understand the role of microglia in EAE we characterized microglial transcriptomes before the onset of motor symptoms (pre-onset) and during symptomatic EAE. We compared the transcriptome in brain, where behavioral changes […]
Clinical relevance of estimating circulating interleukin-17 and interleukin-23 during methylprednisolone therapy in Graves' orbitopathy: A preliminary study
CONCLUSIONS: Low baseline IL-17 concentration, in addition to high TSHRab titre, serves as marker of disease activity. Although, we expect that low IL-23 concentration, in addition to high TSHRab titre, could be used as predictors of disease activity and a prognostic factor of response to immunosuppressive therapy in GO.
Lesional activation of T(c) 17 cells in Behcet's disease and psoriasis supports HLA-class I-mediated autoimmune responses
CONCLUSIONS: In BD, the genetic predisposition may mediate antigen-specific activation and differentiation of a T(c) 17 response, possibly targeting endothelial antigens. Neutrophils recruited by IL-17A in this process may enhance tissue damage by extensive NET formation (NETosis). Thus, the IL-23/IL-17 axis presumably controls neutrophilic inflammation in BD vasculitisin the context of a predominant antigen-specific […]
Wogonin protects glomerular podocytes by targeting Bcl-2-mediated autophagy and apoptosis in diabetic kidney disease
Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is one of the microvascular complications of diabetes mellitus and a major cause of end-stage renal disease with limited treatment options. Wogonin is a flavonoid derived from the root of Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, which has shown a potent renoprotective effect. But the mechanisms of action in DKD are not fully elucidated. […]
A possible interaction between favipiravir and methotrexate: Drug-induced hepatotoxicity in a patient with osteosarcoma
INTRODUCTION: Favipiravir is an antiviral agent that is recently used for SARS-CoV2 infection. The drug-drug interactions of favipiravir especially with chemotherapeutic agents in a patient with malignancy are not well known.
Seroprevalence of Anti- N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antibodies in children with seizures of unknown cause
CONCLUSIONS: This is a preliminary epidemiological study about the prevalence of anti-NMDAR antibodies in a sample of pediatric patients with isolated seizures of unknown cause. Anti-NMDAR antibodies were found to be prevalent in a relatively small proportion of children who presented with seizures of unknown causes. Demographic characteristics of the patients with variable testing status […]
The epidemiology of autoimmune bullous diseases in Sudan between 2000 and 2016
CONCLUSIONS: The clinico-epidemiological characteristics vary among the types of autoimmune bullous diseases. Females were more predominant in most of them. Sudanese patients tended in general to present at a younger age than other populations. The pool of Sudanese patients with autoimmune bullous diseases is large which requires investigation for the local risk factors and presents […]
Incorporating Unstructured Patient Narratives and Health Insurance Claims Data in Pharmacovigilance: Natural Language Processing Analysis of Patient-Generated Texts About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
CONCLUSIONS: A classical medical database represents only a part of a patient's entire treatment experience, and analysis using solely such a database cannot represent patient-level symptoms or patient concerns about treatments. This study showed that analysis of tōbyōki blogs can provide added information on patient-level details, advancing patient-centric pharmacovigilance.
Written by Jesse Klein on June 29, 2020
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