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    Lupus Autoimmune Disease

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    I chose lupus as the autoimmune disease that I am doing my discussion on. Lupus is a disease where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks healthy tissue. Symptoms of lupus can vary but some symptoms are: fatigue, rash, inflammation, swelling, and fever. These can sometimes get better for a while and then you can have (flare-ups) where it gets worse again. A doctor who is considering the possibility of lupus will look for signs of inflammation which include, pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function at a particular place in the body. Inflammation can occur on the inside of your body (your kidneys or heart) on the outside (your skin), or both. There are complications that can come with lupus some can include damages to…

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    Autoimmune diseases affect about 50 million of the American population according to the American Autoimmune Statistics. Autoimmune occurs when the immune system can not detect the difference between self and nonself. The human immune system protects the body from foreign virus’ and sends antibodies to kill the unknown virus or intruders. This disease then causes the body to produce antibodies that will attack against the body’s healthy cells. It proceeds to attack itself and it’s healthy body…

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    Goodpasture Syndrome

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    Goodpasture syndrome is classified as an autoimmune disease due to B and T-cell mediated responses that result in the patient’s body to development antibodies against its own normal tissue, specifically the basement membranes of the glomerulus (glomerular basement membranes) and of the lungs (alveolar basement membranes) More specifically, the antibodies are developed against the noncollagenous domain 1 of the alpha 3-chain of type IV collagen). The noncollagenous domain 1 alpha 3 chain of type…

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    An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune system attacks healthy cells. Depending on the type of autoimmune disease you have, it can affect one or many different types of your body tissue which can cause abnormal organ growth and changes in organ function. There are as many as 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Many of them have similar symptoms, which makes them very difficult to diagnose. It’s also possible to have…

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    Guillain-Barre Syndrome Autoimmune disorder are devastating to individuals because one’s own body is doing the damage to the system. An auto immune disorder is low activity or over activity of the immune system. In the case of over activity the body attacks and damages its own tissues, which is known as an autoimmune disease (WebMD, 2015). Autoimmune diseases affect up to 50 million individuals in the United State, and of that 75% of them are women (Roddick, 2015). Autoimmune disease occur…

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    estimated 24 in 10,000 people worldwide. Each year people are diagnosed with different types of Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis is associated with higher levels of stress, anxiety, environment, lifestyle, and possibly gene traits or inheritance. Also, Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, in this case the joints and skin. In addition, children, teenagers, and adults are all diagnosed or at…

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    Lupus Pathophysiology

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    Although are many kinds of lupus, they all fall under one category, an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body actually becomes allergic to itself. This happens when the antibodies used to protect the body from infectious agents attack the healthy cells and tissues instead (The Lupus Book). The types of lupus include discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, drug-induced lupus, neonatal lupus, and systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common type. Lupus damages many parts of…

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    Introduction: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that is for a long term. And it’s happen in the joints, surrounding tissue and other organs causing inflammation of those organs. Causes: The cause of RA is unknown and not clear. It is an autoimmune disease which means that the body attacks by mistake their own immune system and the healthy cells. But it's thought it may involve environmental factors, genetic makeup and hormones changes. Smoking may involve to RA. It happens…

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    well. This is exactly the case for a patient with an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases directly affect the ability of the immune system to function normally. With the immune system comprised, other systems such as the…

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    They wish other people knew that this condition was an auto-immune disease, not something that is “dirty” or contagious. Caregivers believe that if others had this information, they would be more sympathetic and less hurtful to their children i. Psoriasis is not contagious. I wish that people would not stare at my son.- Francis ii. I wish that other people knew that it is an auto immune disease and not a skin condition per se. I guess it 's different in that it 's the immune system that is in…

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