Autoimmune Diseases and Immune System Disorders

This topic area contains articles on the immune system, autoimmune diseases and how they affect the body, and disorders that prevent the immune system from working properly.

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  • What Is The Reason For My Swollen Lymph Nodes?
    Viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections, cancers, medications, and autoimmune disorders are some of the common causes of swollen lymph nodes. Get more information about these causes of swollen glands right here.
  • What Are the Possible Complications of Multiple Sclerosis?
    Are you looking for information on multiple sclerosis complications? Here we will list and discuss them.
  • Understanding Multiple Sclerosis Flares
    Are you looking for information on multiple sclerosis flares? Here we will discuss the details.
  • Causes of Lymphedema
    What is the cause of lymphedema? Here we will discuss the various causes of this condition.
  • Splenectomy Risks and Benefits
    The spleen has two main functions: filtration of blood to remove old or damaged blood cells and as part of the body's immune response to bacteria, fungi and viruses. This article addresses the spleen's functions and the risks and benefits of a splenectomy; the surgical removal of the organ.
  • Scleroderma: An Autoimmune Disease
    What is Scleroderma? Read this article and know more about the disease, symptoms and treatment measures.
  • Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome - Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
    Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease. It is caused by the immune system mounting an unwanted response against phospholipid-binding proteins present in the blood. This can lead to a wide range of serious events including thrombosis and miscarriage.
  • What is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis?
    Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, is an inflammatory neurological disease, similar to the autoimmune disease Multiple Sclerosis. But first, what do all those words actually mean?
  • The Different Types of Autoimmune Disorders
    Learn about the autoimmune disorders that occur in the different regions of the body. Includes a list of autoimmune disorders that affect the brain, thyroid, blood cells and vessels, skin and digestive system.
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