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  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a form of encephalitis with an autoimmune reaction and usually occurs days/weeks after a viral infection or vaccination. ADEM at NINDS
  • Addison's disease - also called adrenal insufficiency or hypocortisolism, is chronic under-functioning of the adrenal glands and  production of  hormones affecting how the body uses carbohydrates, protein, fat and blood sugar. Symptoms include weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue and low blood pressure.  Medline   niddk   Addison's on this site
  • Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis or Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) has 3 distinct phases - with symptoms depending on organs involved -Allergic with asthma, sinus pain, headache; Eosinophilic phase with weight loss and sweats; Vasculitic with pain, numbness & weakness in extremities.  Medicine Net     John Hopkins Vasculitis Center
  • Alopecia or Alopecia Areata (AA) results in loss of hair on scalp or beard or the skin as the immune system attacks the hair follicles and slows down hair production. It can occur in men, women or children. MedicineNet  Treatment  NIAMS Q & A  National Alopecia Foundation  
  • Anklosing spondylitis characterized by arthritis, inflammation and stiffness of joints. Usually involves the spine and joints of the neck, back and pelvis.  Also called Strümpell-Marie disease & spondyloarthritis. Virtual medical centre   Arthritis Australia
  • Autoimmune chronic active hepatitis (CAH), or autoimmune hepatitis, is a disease of the liver usually occuring by itself, but sometimes with other autoimmune diseases e.g. lupus or APL syndrome. Symptoms include joint pain, fatigue and abdominal discomfort.  NDDIC American Liver Foundation 
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia causes the premature destruction of red blood cells fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, dark urine.  MedlinePlus NIH 
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) symptoms usually include jaundice and sometimes recent onset of diabetes mellitus, weight loss, abdominal pain or itching. A multisystem disorder, it can affect other parts of the body, such as the bile ducts or salivary glands. MAYO CLINIC
  • Autoimmune retinopathy (AR) see Retinopathy AMA
  • Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura destroys platelets in the blood that are needed for prevention and control of bleeding. Symptoms include unexplained bruises or bleeding. eMedicine  Better Health Channel
  • Autoimmune neutropenia means there are too few neutrophils (white blood cells) to fight infection so the risk of infection rises. Most common in infants. Usually fever symptoms Neutropenia Support Association SCNIR
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) causes hearing loss and tinnitus. AmericanHearing Research Foundation
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is a type of hypercoagulability. Symptoms include thrombosis (blood clots in the deep veins of legs), arterial thrombosis (usually blood clots in the brain), recurrent pregnancy losses, and low platelet counts. Antiphospholipid Syndrome Information Page  
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS) regulates the death of lymphocytes. MedicineNet

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