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production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body

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With osteoarthritis and gout, patients must modify their lifestyle, but with auto-immune arthritis, it's the question of making sure the immune system is not over-activated.
I urge Tasmanians with an interest in Lupus and other auto-immune diseases to get a copy of Lupus a patient guide from the Lupus Association of Tasmania, PO Box 628, Launceston 7250 the cost of $15 also gains membership of the organisation.
The cash goes towards noninvasive endoscopy examinations for children, consisting of pill-type capsules containing tiny cameras, which, when swallowed, can help doctors diagnose and keep tabs on auto-immune conditions.
It also provides information about clinical trials in progress, which includes trial phase, trial status, trial start and end dates, and, the number of trials for the key Auto-Immune Diseases pipeline products.
Abbas said MS is auto-immune disease that affects the central nervous system attacking nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
An infectious agent may induce a variety of different auto-immune diseases or different agents may play a role in the pathogenesis of a single auto-immune condition.
Rosacea's actually an auto-immune disease and, like most auto-immune diseases, we don't actually know what causes it, but there's a very strong association with something called dysbiosis, a bacterial imbalance and overgrowth of the wrong kinds of bacteria in the gut, News.
DOHA A group of scientists, including Sidra Medical and Research Center's Chief Research Officer Francesco M Marincola, has discovered that a gene called Bach2 may play a central role in the development of a range of allergic and auto-immune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, asthma, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, and Type-1 diabetes.
Summary: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an auto-immune disease that affects 50,000 Egyptians and needs better understanding by the public.
When people with celiac disease (an auto-immune disorder where the body attacks its own cells), eat these grains, it triggers a reaction that damages the mucosa (tissues that line our body cavities) of the small intestine.
A DIET containing too much salt may play a role in auto-immune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), research suggests.
Incorrect regulation of NF-kappaB has been linked to cancer and auto-immune diseases.
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an auto-immune disease, which causes fluctuating muscle weakness - it is often known as the rag doll disease because it leaves sufferers tired and listless.
The auto-immune conditions cause symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhoea, which can be severe enough to warrant admission to hospital.
She revealed last week that she has "tested borderline positive" for lupus, an auto-immune disorder which can damage vital organs.