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Immune diseases

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - myDr.com.au

Systemic lupus erythematosus, (SLE or simply lupus) is an auto-immune disease that causes pain and inflammation in the skin, joints and other parts 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.

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Kids' Health - Topics - The immune system

Immunity (say im-yoon-it-i) means that you are protected against something. There are different kinds of immunity. This topic is about how different parts of our bodies work together to keep us from getting sick. Immunity to some diseases is passed on from our mothers before we are born. Immunisation (having your 'shots') helps our body's immune defence system protect us from diseases .

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General information about the immune system - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The immune system is a complex network of cells and proteins that defends the body against infection.

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Community (herd) immunity | Department of Health

If enough people in a community are immunised against an infectious disease, there is less of the disease in the community, which makes it harder for the disease to spread. Immunisation protects both people who are vaccinated and also helps the entire community. It helps protect those who are too young to be vaccinated and those who cant be vaccinated for medical reasons. This is known as community (herd) immunity.

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Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin

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CD4 count - Lab Tests Online AU

To measure the strength of your immune system if youve been diagnosed with HIV infection. It may also be used to guide medication use such as immune suppressants like cyclophosphamide in autoimmune diseases.

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Vaccination and antibodies - myDr.com.au

See how vaccines prepare your immune system to fight disease by taking advantage of the fact that the immune system can remember infectious organisms.

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What is a Clinical Immunology/Allergy Specialist - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Clinical immunology/allergy specialists identify and treat the diseases that result from abnormalities of the immune system.

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Primary immunodeficiency - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a group of potentially serious disorders in which inherited defects in the immune system lead to increased infections. There are more than 100 separate primary immunodeficiency diseases, with new disorders being described regularly.

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