Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Autoimmunity

     I received a letter yesterday from American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. They are requesting that I participate in an interview to be assessed for participating in an autoimmune family research project. I just need to sign and mail in the consent form to set up an initial phone interview.


     This should be interesting.


     Here is a link to AMERICAN AUTOIMMUNE:


     http://www.aarda.org/index.php

    Lupus is just one of many autoimmune diseases. This site is an excellent resource in getting general information about a variety of autoimmune diseases.


      One in five Americans (20%) have an autoimmune disease.


Here is a list of Autoimmune Diseases:
Lupus * Chrohn's Disease * Cardiomyopathy * Hemolytic Anemia * Fibromyalgia (associated with autoimmunity) * Type 1 Diabetes * Graves' Disease * Ulcerative Colitis * Vasculitis * Multiple Sclerosis * Myasthenia Gravis * Myositis * Neutropenia * Psoriasis * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (associated with autoimmunity) * Juvenile Arthritis * Juvenile Diabetes * Scleroderma * Psoriatic Arthritis * Raynaud's Phenomena * Sjorgen's Syndrome * Rheumatic Fever* Rheumatoid Arthritis * Sarcoidosis * Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ATP) * Hashimoto's Disease * Connective Tissue Diseases * Herpes Gestationis * Interstitial Cystitis * Pernicious Anemia * Acute Necrotizing Hemorrhagic Leukoencephalitis * Alopecia Areata * Ankylosing Spondylitis * Primary Biliary Cirrhosis * Takayasu's Arteritis * Anti - GBM/Anto-TBM Nephritis * Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) * Polymyalgia Rheumatica * Polymyositis * Autoimmune Addison's Disease * Autoimmune Hepatitis * Autoimmune Myocarditis * Vitiligo * Autoimmune Hyperlipidemia * Temporal Ateritis * Autoimmune Thyroid Disease * Axonal & Neuronal Neuropathies * Behcet's Disease * Bullous Pemphigoid * Allergic Asthma * Autoimmune Neuropathies * Lyme Disease * CREST Syndrome * Chagas' Disease * Uveitis * Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) * Cicatricial Pemphigoid/Benign Mucousal Pemphigoid * Cogan's Syndrome * Congenital Heart Block * Coxsackie Myocarditis * Demyelinating Neuropathies * Dermatomyositis * Discoid Lupus * Henoch-Schonlein Purpura * Polyarteritis Nodosa * Glomerulonephritis * Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia * Evan's Syndrome * Autoimmune Pulmonary Fibrosis * Goodpasture's Syndrome * Allergic Rhinitis * Guillain-Barre Syndrome * Hypogammaglobulinemia * Inclusion Body Myositis * Vesiculobullous Dermatosis * Wegener's Granulomatosis * Meniere;s Disease * Lichen Sclerosus * Mooren's Ulcer * Lambert-Eaten Syndrome * Celiac Sprue * Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid * Pemphigus * Periveinous Encephalomyelitis * Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome * Narcolepsy * Scleritis * Sperm & Testicular Autoimmunity * Stiff-Person Syndrome * Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis (SBE) * Sympathetic Ophthalmia * Transverse Myelitis & Necrotizing Myelopathy * Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndromes * Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) * Endometreosis * Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)



4 comments:

demandnlilchit said...

Hashimoto's Disease is one of mine......the ftigue is what bothers me the most! I wish I had my energy back!

sdoscher458 said...

My lord just reading the list and what can go wrong can scare you to death...oh I wish there was a one shot cure for everything...Sandi  http://journals.aol.com/sdoscher458/LifeIsFullOfSurprises

disq54 said...

Wow this is very interesting, thanks for the info. Its very helpful.

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beckieramos said...

Good journal! Thanks for leaving me the sweet comment. May God bless you and heal you. God bless, Beckie