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  1. Lupus

    Lupus is a chronic,inflammatory autoimmune disorder affecting the connective tissue. In autoimmune disorders,the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues causing inflammation and malfunction of various organ systems. In lupus,the organ systems most often involved include the skin,kidneys,blood and joints. Many different symptoms are associated with lupus,and most ...

  2. Arthritis, Juvenile Rheumatoid

    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a rheumatic disease characterized by chronic inflammation (arthritis) of one or more joints in a child age 16 years or younger. Associated symptoms typically include swelling,abnormal warmth,tenderness or pain,and/or stiffness of affected joints that tends to be worse in the mornings. In severe cases,destructive changes may eventually result in limited ...

  3. Arthritis, Infectious

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Arthritis, Infectious is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  4. Sjögren Syndrome

    Sjogren syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by degeneration of the mucus-secreting glands,particularly the tear ducts of the eyes (lacrimal) and saliva glands of the mouth. Autoimmune disorders are caused when the body's natural defenses (antibodies,lymphocytes,etc.) against invading organisms suddenly begin to attack healthy tissue. Sjogren syndrome is also associated with ...

  5. Polymyalgia Rheumatica

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polymyalgia Rheumatica is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  6. Vasculitis, Cutaneous

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Vasculitis, Cutaneous Necrotizing is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  7. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD)

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Polyarteritis Nodosa

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Polyarteritis Nodosa is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  9. Adult Onset Still's Disease

    Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare inflammatory disorder that affects the entire body (systemic disease). The cause of the disorder is unknown (idiopathic). Affected individuals may develop episodes of high,spiking fevers,a pink or salmon colored rash,joint pain,muscle pain,a sore throat and other symptoms associated with systemic inflammatory disease. The specific symptoms and ...

  10. Familial Mediterranean Fever

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Mediterranean Fever, Familial is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

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