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Autoimmune diseases

People are able to protect themselves from infection because they have immune systems to fight them off. Sometimes the immune system get confused and attacks normal cells in our own body. If this happens, what is known as an autoimmune disease develops.

Examples include Grave’s disease (affecting the thyroid), rheumatoid arthritis (affecting joints) and diseases affecting the skin and soft tissues like lupus, scleroderma, sarcoidosis, and fibromyalgia. Treatment is possible and usually requires help from your doctor, specialists and other healthcare professionals.

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Autoimmune disorders

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

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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

Autoimmunity - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

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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.

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Autoimmune diseases

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Autoimmune disorders - Lab Tests Online AU

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Type 1 diabetes | symptoms of type 1 diabetes | NSW

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, managed with insulin injections, that occurs when the pancreas is no longer able to produce the insulin needed.

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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

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Lupus Nephritis | myVMC

Lupus nephritis, a hereditary kidney disease which affects the glomerulus, is caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a systemic autoimmune disorder.

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Imuran | myVMC

Imuran treats autoimmune disorders including lupus, inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis. It contains azathioprine to inhibit immune responses.

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