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Autoimmune conditions

People with Graves' disease can develop bulging eyes

Graves' disease

This condition causes the thyroid gland in the neck to produce too much thyroid hormone, and can eventually lead to goitre and bulging eyes.

An electromyography may be used to diagnose myasthenia gravis.

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a disease of the neuromuscular system that causes muscle weakness. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Woman experiencing a headache.

Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of blood vessels. Discover more about its diagnosis and treatment options.

Sjögren’s syndrome commonly affects your tear glands.

Sjögren’s syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is a condition of your immune system that commonly affects your eyes and salivary glands. Here's how your doctor may diagnose it.

Wearing gloves can help prevent symptoms of scleroderma.

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition affecting the connective tissue in the body. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis and management.

Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the smaller joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.

Close-up of butterfly rash on a woman with lupus.

What is lupus?

Lupus is a disease of the body’s immune system. Although its causes are not yet entirely known, lupus treatments are available.

Man showing signs of pain in the shoulder.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain in the muscles and bones.

Wheat field - A gluten free diet can help manage coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.

Coeliac disease

People with Coeliac disease can't eat foods containing gluten. Find out how it can affect your life and why it’s important to get diagnosed.

Woman examining her throat

Hashimoto's disease

Hashimoto's disease can cause your body to produce too little thyroid hormone. Find out more about its causes, symptoms and treatment.

Man getting his leg muscles massaged.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disease that causes weakness, numbness or paralysis. Learn more about its symptoms and diagnosis.

Man testing his blood sugar level with a glucometer.

Type 1 diabetes

Being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes can be overwhelming. However, while the condition is not curable, there are ways to manage it successfully.

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Rheumatoid arthritis | Arthritis Australia

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and swelling of the joints. The normal role of your body's immune system is to fight off infections to keep you healthy. In an autoimmune disease, your immune system starts attacking your own healthy tissues. In RA, the

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Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) | Arthritis Australia

Systemic lupus erythematosus (also called SLE or lupus) is an autoimmune condition.

Read more on Arthritis Australia website

Autoimmune diseases - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Autoimmune diseases are a broad range of related diseases in which a persons immune system produces an inappropriate response against its own cells, tissues and/or organs, resulting in inflammation and damage.

Read more on ASCIA – Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy website

Autoimmune disorders

There is generally no cure for an autoimmune disorder, but the symptoms can be managed.

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Rheumatoid arthritis | Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the lining of the joints become inflamed. Read about signs & symptoms, risk factors and Garvan's research into RA.

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Lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) | myVMC

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder that affects a range of different organ systems within the body

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Autoimmune illness: What is Autoimmune illness?

Our body uses the immune system to protect itself from harmful things such as bacteria & viruses. This system has lots of different parts which work together to keep out damaging germs, & to attack & destroy any which manage to get inside your body.

Read more on Autoimmune Resource and Research Centre website

Azahexal | myVMC

Azahexal is a medicine used for immunosuppression, to treat autoimmune diseases including arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and lupus.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

Autoantibodies - Lab Tests Online AU

Autoantibodies are a group of (immune ) that mistakenly target and damage specific tissues or organs of the body

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Lupus Nephritis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, often referred to as lupus, is a disease of the immune (natural defence) system that can affect many parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, and brain. It can range from a mild skin rash to a serious life‐threatening   disease.

Read more on Kidney Health Australia website

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