Systemic Lupus Erythamous and Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

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Autoimmune diseases are controlled by genetic and environmental factors. Genetic and environmental factors have an impact on the immune systems overall function. Autoimmune diseases until today are considered to be rare and most people do not understand why and how people develop these diseases. There are several various types of autoimmune diseases, there are about 80 distinct autoimmune diseases that exist. Autoimmune diseases can target a specific part of the body; autoimmune diseases can affect the vital organs in the body, hormones, skin, nerves, the circulatory system, and also the gastrointestinal system. All of these are considered to be essential parts of the body that we need to function and survive. Idiopathic …show more content…
“In medicine, Purpura is a general term for reddish-purple skin lesions produced by bleeding in the dermis or subcutaneous tissues” (Stasi, 2011). People believed during the ancient times that Purpura was the cause to why people developed bleeding conditions and the source of symptoms that were emerging to the prognosis of various diseases. “It was recognized as a clinical symptom as early as the Greco-Roman period by physicians such as Hippocrates and Galen, who described the condition as red ‘eminences’ or spots associated with pestilential fevers” (Stasi, 2011). Although symptoms are an important factor in diagnosing diseases some symptoms may be leaning towards the development of another disorder. “Since then, from time to time various attempts have been made to subdivide Purpura according to various characteristics. However, the lack of specific clinical correlates made these classifications of little or no utility in the differential diagnosis of diseases” (Stasi, 2011). In compliance with the article The History of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, throughout history ITP was recognized through various types of experimenting, currently in the 20th century there are advances in technology and in the recognition of ITP. “The latter half of the 20th century has focused on the autoimmune

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