systemic autoimmune diseases

sys·tem·ic au·to·im·mune dis·eas·es

a group of connective tissue diseases characterized by the presence of autoantibodies responsible for immunopathologically mediated tissue lesions; systemic lupus erythematosus is the prototype.

sys·tem·ic au·to·im·mune dis·eas·es

(sis-temik awtō-i-myūn di-zēzĕz)
Connective tissue diseases characterized by presence of autoantibodies responsible for immunopathologically mediated tissue lesions; systemic lupus erythematosus is the prototype.
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This patient-centered research into the causes and effective treatments for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis-chronic, systemic autoimmune diseases that affect millions of Americans-will help bridge the gaps between researchers studying these conditions and the people living with them.
2) In addition to these indications, rituximab is being used as an off-label treatment in a number of inflammatory and systemic autoimmune diseases.
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Systemic autoimmune diseases including vasculitis, Behcet's disease, and antiphospholipid syndrome may also present with neurological signs and hyperintense lesions in the CNS and these conditions should be considered in the differential diagnosis.
The disease is broadly classified into two types: systemic autoimmune diseases, which affect several organs of the body; and localized autoimmune diseases, which affect only one organ.
Indeed, SLE shares features with other systemic autoimmune diseases, and classification of disease status is based on a set of defined classification criteria.
Among the systemic autoimmune diseases, occupational exposure to crystalline silica exposure has been linked to rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, and some of the small vessel vasculitides (Koeger et al.
The most common systemic autoimmune diseases are systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune vasculitis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
The use of the ENA-4 and ENA-6 profiles will make it easier for medical personnel to quickly and reliably diagnose several systemic autoimmune diseases.
Detection of antinuclear antibodies (ANA), usually by indirect immunofluorescence, is generally regarded as an important test in the diagnosis of systemic autoimmune diseases.
This new atlas provides an illustrated guide to the investigation, diagnosis and management of the systemic autoimmune diseases.
These are serious, systemic autoimmune diseases with a profound physical, social, psychological and financial burden.