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production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body

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To be 36 and also to carry an auto-immune disorder, I cannot even comprehend how tough that is day in and day out.
He is studying gadolinium metal toxicities from dissociated MRI contrast, and experimenting with treatments for myasthenia gravis as well as for scleroderma, an auto-immune disorder that has afflicted his wife.
Goodpasture's syndrome is an auto-immune disorder that can affect the kidneys and the lungs.
She revealed last week that she has "tested borderline positive" for lupus, an auto-immune disorder which can damage vital organs.
RA is a disabling auto-immune disorder in which the immune system attacks the body's own joints.
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.
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.
She may be just over a year older than her sister, but Venus Williams is not only defying age but also the auto-immune disorder Sjogren's disease, which has left her having to carefully manage her energy since she was diagnosed in 2011.
In the past, Catholics suffering from coeliac disease, an auto-immune disorder that renders sufferers intolerant to gluten, have had to sit the sacrament out.
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.
uk "Because of the sudden onset and the lack of family history doctors at first suspected that it was a 'PANDAS' onset'" says Lisa, "or a paediatric onset of auto-immune disorder associated with the streptococcal infection.