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Sjogrens syndrome

Sjogrens syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized by triad of dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), dry month (xerostomia) and arthritis. It has been classified into primary where the disease occurs by itself and secondary when it is associated with other autoimmune disorders like systemic lupus erythematosis, polymyositis, scleroderma and Rheumatid arthritis …

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Goodpasture‘s syndrome

Goodpasture‘s syndrome constitutes triad of glomerulonephritis, Pulmonaty hemorrhage and antibody to basement membrane antigens. Its etiology is unknown. It affects people at any age. Patient generally presents with cough, breathing difficulty and haemoptysis. Anti-GBH antibodies react with an antigen in the glomerular basement membrane producing necrotizing glomerulonephritis. Rapidly progressive renal failure …

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Systemic lupus erythematosis

Systemic lupus erythematosis is one of the important autoimmune disorders which involve various systems in the body including kidneys. Its exact etiology is not known but genetic factors and abnormal immune responses have a role to play. Circulating immune complexes composed of a variety of endogenous antigens along with auto antibodies. …

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Autoimmune myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis is an acquired auto immune disorder of the myoneural junction resulting from attack of antibodies to acetylcholine receptors. The antibodies originate in thymus, reaching skeletal neuro muscular junctions via blood stream. The antibodies cause complement mediated damage at the neuro muscular junction producing functional blockage at the antibody …

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Immune Hemolytic Anemia

Auto Immune Hemolytic Anemia are acquired disorders where auto-antibodies develop against one’s own red blood cells and haemolysis results from their increased destruction. Auto immune haemolytic anemia are divided into warm or cold types depending which temperature the antibody binds itself to the red cell. Warm auto immune anemia occurs at …

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