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production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body

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It's an auto-immune disorder where hair suddenly stops growing and falls out in a circular pattern," says dermatologist Dr.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Even though Arden's auto-immune disorder symptoms point to scleroderma, a disorder that normally presents itself in mid-life, her rheumatologist hesitates to make this her definitive diagnosis because she has had the disorder since birth.
Scientists now suspect that infection with a virus or bacterium might be the trigger for the auto-immune disorder.
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a protein which leads them to believe that a common form of glaucoma may be triggered by an auto-immune disorder that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissue.
NEW YORK CITY: In some patients, breast enlargement with silicone implants may precipitate scleroderma, a serious auto-immune disorder whose most prominent feature is severe skin-thickening that can restrict hand movement and facial expression, reports Harry Spiera, M.
Sulzer explores a radical new hypothesis: could Parkinson's disease be significantly characterized as an auto-immune disorder, where the cell damage in Parkinson's is caused more by immune system response than by accumulation of toxic proteins?
But the fact that MS varies so much from patient to patient is what makes it difficult for people to get the support they need and it is easy to feel lost and isolated," she says, noting that lack of awareness the debilitating auto-immune disorder is one of the biggest challenges in the fight against the disease.
Ryan had been diagnosed with an uncommon auto-immune disorder, granulomatosis with polyangitis, which had in turn led to a deteriorating kidney function.
Now though, Williams is as fit and healthy as she can be, while managing the auto-immune disorder Sjogren's syndrome.
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.
It is caused by an auto-immune disorder, in which the body attacks the hair follicles.
Serena Williams was shaved to 5-4 to capture a fourth Flushing Meadows singles crown after sister Venus withdrew before her match against Sabine Lisicki as she is reportedly suffering from an auto-immune disorder.
It's an auto-immune disorder, which means the body's immune system gets confused and goes into overdrive, attacking healthy tissue - in this case blood fats called phospholipids.
This is thought to be an auto-immune disorder where the body attacks its own cells, specifically melanocytes which make the skin brown.
The condition is an auto-immune disorder - meaning the sufferer's own immune system attacks hair follicles.