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Autoimmune diseases result from an breakdown in the regulatory aspect of the immune system. In cases of autoimmune disease the body does not recognize self and attacks normal cell processes.
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The most common autoimmune conditions include:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Sjogren Syndrome
- Sjogren syndrome is characterized by dry eyes and dry mouth resulting from immune-mediated lacrimal and salivary gland destruction.
- Scleroderma involves excessive systemic fibrosis, most commonly in the skin (where it may be confined for years) but also eventually in the gastrointestinal tract, kidneys, heart, muscles and lungs.
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- Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
- This autoimmune disease may actually b a subgroup of other autoimmune diseases as it has symptoms of SLE, polymyositis, Scleroderma, Raynaud's and others.
- Robbins Stanley, Cotran Ramzi, Kumar Vinay, Collins Tucker (1999) Pocket Companion to Robbins Patholoical Basis of Disease, 6th Edition W.B. Saunders.