What is autoimmune?

  • (adj): Of or relating to the immune response of the body against substance normally present in the body.

Some articles on autoimmune:

CNS Demyelinating Autoimmune Diseases
... CNS demyelinating autoimmune diseases are autoimmune diseases which primarily affect the central nervous system ...
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
... Autoimmune inner ear disease is a suspected autoimmune disease characterized by rapidly progressive bilateral sensorineural hearing loss ... Autoimmune inner ear disease was first described by Dr ...
Scleromyositis
... Scleromyositis or the PM/Scl overlap syndrome is a complex autoimmune disease (a disease in which the immune system attacks the body) ... The symptoms that are seen most often are typical symptoms of the individual autoimmune diseases and include Raynaud's phenomenon, arthritis, myositis and scleroderma ... to a physician and is similar to treatment for the individual autoimmune disease, often involving either immunosuppressive or immunomodulating drugs ...
Autoimmune Heart Disease
... Autoimmune heart diseases are the effects of the body's own immune defense system mistaking cardiac antigens as foreign and attacking them leading to inflammation of ... The commonest form of autoimmune heart disease is rheumatic heart disease or rheumatic fever ...
Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 1
... Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 1 (APS-1), also known as autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED), Whitaker syndrome, or candidiasis-hypoparathyroidism-Addison's ... Autoimmune dysfunction of the parathyroid gland (leading to hypocalcaemia) and the adrenal gland (Addison's disease hypoglycemia, hypotension and severe ... of the skin) alopecia (baldness) malabsorption pernicious anemia chronic active (autoimmune) hepatitis ...