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Who discovered autoimmune diseases?

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Answered 2014-10-07 01:13:27

Autoimmune diseases were not discovered until the 1950's. Henry G. Kunkel is the Doctor Who first discovered it by studying patients who had rheumatoid Arthritis and lupus.

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What are examples of autoimmune diseases?

Examples of autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.

Can autoimmune diseases be prevented?

Most autoimmune diseases cannot be prevented

How are autoimmune diseases treated?

Treatment of autoimmune diseases is specific to the disease

Can autoimmune diseases be treated with selenium?

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What are the seven autoimmune diseases?

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Can autoimmune diseases cause Secondary vasculitis?

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Do Indians get autoimmune diseases?

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Why can a child get multiple autoimmune diseases?

Anyone can get get multiple autoimmune diseases. There is nothing unique about children.

Is thyroid disease an autoimmune disease?

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How are Autoimmune diseases classified?

Autoimmune diseases are classified as either general, in which the autoimmune reaction takes place simultaneously in a number of tissues, or organ specific, in which the autoimmune reaction targets a single organ

Is an autoimmune disorder deadly?

Some autoimmune diseases are fatal, yes.

Where can one find a list of autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune diseases are ranked number one cause of heart disease, cancer and all diseases. One can find the list of autoimmune diseases in online website "Cidpusa" and "Aarda".

Where can I find information about autoimmune disease?

Information about autoimmune diseases can be aquired by scanning medical books or by asking autoimmune diseases experts. Another way would be to use the medical wikipedia.

What diseases are not caused by micro organisms?

Diseases such as Lupus, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Examples of autoimmune diseases?

An example of this kind of diseases is the allergy to pollen

Which disease doesn't cause infectious diseases?

Genetic diseases Autoimmune diseases Some parasitical diseases.

Is arthritis an autoimmune disease?

Some types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are autoimmune diseases.

What are the two main type of immune system disorers?

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Are headaches autoimmune diseases?

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Why autoimmune diseases occur more in women?

Although most things in autoimmune diseases are very poorly understood now and there is very little known about how they work, hormones in general have a connection to autoimmune diseases. Pregnancy also has quite a bit to do with autoimmune diseases usually by increasing your risk of getting an autoimmune disease if you've had one in the past year. On the other hand some women have the opposite effect by protecting a woman with an autoimmune disease. So essentially it is unsure what the reason is pregnancy and hormones play a part. (sources: Living well with Autoimmune Disease)

Is lupus an autoimmune disease?

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What can you do to cure autoimmune diseases?

autoimmune disorder is still a uncurable, but early detection and prevention can be done.

What class of antibodies causes autoimmune disorders?

The class IgG is usually associated with autoimmune diseases

How many people in world have Autoimmune Disease?

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Is Systemic Lupus related to Crohn's disease?

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