Examples of autoimmune diseases include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
There are many different types of skin-related autoimmune disorders, including scleroderma, psoriasis, dermatomyositis, epidermolysis bullosa, and bullous pemphigoid.
- Epidermolysis bullosa.
- Bullous pemphigoid.
Also called Hashimoto’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease, a disorder in which the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. In people with Hashimoto’s, the immune system attacks the thyroid. Located in the front of your neck, the thyroid gland makes hormones that control metabolism.The three major categories of autoimmune liver disease are autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC).Autoimmune atrophic gastritis is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the immune system mistakenly destroys a special type of cell (parietal cells) in the stomach. Parietal cells make stomach acid (gastric acid) and a substance our body needs to help absorb vitamin B12 (called intrinsic factor).There are many autoimmune disorders that affect the eye, including:
- Behcet disease. This rare autoimmune disorder is a leading cause of blindness in some developing countries.
- Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Reiter’s syndrome.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
- Sjogren’s Syndrome.
- Thyroid diseases.
Autoimmune conditions that commonly affect the lungs include: Lupus, which causes inflammation in different parts of your body, such as the skin, heart, and lungs. Rheumatoid arthritis, which causes inflammation in your joints. Scleroderma, which causes your skin (and sometimes other body tissues) to harden and tighten.Conditions We Treat
- +Lupus nephritis. Up to two-thirds of children with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) develop inflammation (irritation and swelling) in the part of the kidneys that filters blood.
- +ANCA-associated vasculitis.
- +Henoch–Schönlein purpura.
- +Goodpasture syndrome.
- +Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN)
What are the most common autoimmune diseases?
Here are 14 of the most common ones.
- Type 1 diabetes. The pancreas produces the hormone insulin, which helps regulate blood sugar levels.
- Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
- Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.
- Multiple sclerosis.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Addison’s disease.
- Graves’ disease.
What can trigger an autoimmune disease?
The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.
What is autoimmune disease give example?
Examples of autoimmune diseases include systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren syndrome, Hashimoto thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile (type 1) diabetes, polymyositis, scleroderma, Addison disease, vitiligo, pernicious anemia, glomerulonephritis, and pulmonary fibrosis.
What is the most deadly autoimmune disease?
Giant cell myocarditis: most fatal of autoimmune diseases.