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Overview of autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system attacks its own body. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of types such as Coeliac disease and lupus.

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Graves' disease

Information about Graves' disease from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on autoimmune diseases.

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Autoimmune conditions

Trusted information on autoimmune diseases, which strike when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body, including the causes, symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options.

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Connective tissue diseases

Trusted information about connective tissue diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to autoimmune diseases and scleroderma.

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Causes of thyroid problems

Trusted information about the common causes of thyroid problems, including autoimmune disease, certain medical treatments, and inflammation of the thyroid.

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Myasthenia gravis

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

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Vasculitis

Vasculitis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of blood vessels. Discover causes and symptoms of vasculitis and how it can be diagnosed and treated.

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Guillain-Barre syndrome

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

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Jaundice in adults

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes. It can affect newborns or adults, and treatment depends on the cause. Learn more here.

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Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition that affects the connective tissue in the body. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis and how it can be managed.

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Sjögren’s syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is a condition of your immune system that affects your eyes and salivary glands. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

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