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Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page
... Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Myasthenia Gravis Information Page
... Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscl...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

Autoimmune Diseases And Disorders Articles

  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
    ...     Autoimmune hepatitis affects  the liver. Autoimmune hepatitis is a disease in which the body's immune system attacks liver cells. This causes the liver to become infla...
  • Goodpasture's Syndrome
    ... Goodpasture's syndrome is a rare disease that can affect the lungs and kidneys. It is an autoimmune disease, a condition in which the body's own defense system reacts against some part of the ...
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome Information Page
    ... Guillain-Barré (ghee-yan bah-ray) syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying...
  • Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
    ... Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Defining Lupus Understanding What Causes Lupus Symptoms of Lupus Diagnosing Lupus Treating Lupus Lupus and Quality of Life Pregnancy For Women With Lupus Current Research ...
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
    ... Hashimoto's Thyroiditis is a type of autoimmune thyroid disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys the thyroid gland. The thyroid helps set the rate of metabolism - the rate at which ...
  • Lupus
    ... Lupus, also called systemic lupus erythematosus (sis-teh-mik lew-pus er-eh-thee-muh-toh-sis) or SLE, is a disease that affects your immune system. Normally, your immune system fights infections caused...
  • Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Outline
    ... and Other Health Professionals Credits Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Lupus Erythematosus Definition and Description Symptoms of SLE Diagnosis of SLE Treatment of SLE Medications for SLE Psychosocial...
  • Myasthenia Gravis Information Page
    ... Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscl...
  • Myoclonus Fact Sheet
    ... Myoclonus describes a symptom and generally is not a diagnosis of a disease. It refers to sudden, involuntary jerking of a muscle or group of muscles. Myoclonic twitches or jerks usually are caused by...
  • Polymyositis Information Page
    ... Polymyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that causes varying degrees of decreased muscle power. The disease has a gradual onset and generally begins in the second decade of life. Polymyositis ra...

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