Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases arise from an inappropriate immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks its own cells. Some examples of some common auto-immune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, ankylosing spondylitis, and psoriatic arthritis.

Some of the uncommon ones are Wegener’s granulomatosis, Vasculitis, and Raynaud’s phenomenon.

For a more complete list of the autoimmune disorders see: www.rheumatology.org

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