P Q R of Auto immune Diseases



  • Palindromic Rheumatism an episodic form of arthritis believed to be connected to RA and Antiphospholipid Syndrome More information
  • Paraneoplastic neurologic disorders  
  • Pemphigus vulgaris causes blister formations in the skin and the mucous membranes and begins with blisters in the mouth and on the scalp   PV Network  
  • Pemphigus follaceus PF) is a blistering disease. It is milder than Pemphigus Vulgaris. Blisters are mainly on chest, back, face and scalp. Healthy appearing skin  blisters when rubbed. PV Network
  • Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis of pregnancy. The inflammatory response is manifested by redness, itching and blisters. DermaNet NZ
  • Pernicious anemia prevents the absorption of B 12 vitamin causing, paleness, weakness and nerve damage.  MedicineNet
  • Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is the most rare and serious form of pemphigus and is often found in people with cancer. Painful sores of the mouth, lips and oesophagus. PV Network
  • Polyangiitis - see Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) inflames the arteries. Areas affected can include muscles, joints, intestines, nerves, kidneys, and skin. symptoms can include fatigue, weight loss, and fever. pansupport      Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center
  • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis are neuromuscular diseases. They are sometimes referred to as connective tissue diseases that occur in all ages and both sexes. Limb (proximal) and neck weakness, sometimes with muscle pain. Dermatomyositis has skin rashes on the face and upper chest.  Usually an elevated blood level of CPK.    Polymyositis    Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica - A Syndrome of moderate to severe pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips. Mayo Clinic  
  • Primary biliary cholangitis, use to be called primary biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) also called Hanot Syndrome, is a chronic liver disease, where the body destroys the cells lining the bile ducts in the liver. Find out more
  • Psoriasis is a skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick patches of skin.  MedicineNet  WebMD


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  • Raynaud's phenomenon affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose with colour changes of the skin (white, blue or red). Often with cold-induced numbness (pins and needles sensation) of the fingers and toes. Info
  • Recoverin-associated retinopathy(RAR) see Retinopathy
  • Reactive Arthritis formerly known as Reiter’s syndrome, has inflammation and pain in the joints, conjunctivitis and urinary symptoms usually after an infection. Better Health Arthritis Victoria
  • Retinopathy causes retinal degeneration with rapid, painless vision loss associated with sensitivity to light. Similar to cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) but without a detectable underlying cancer. ScopeMed National Eye Institute
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes stiffness, pain, loss of mobility and inflammation of the joints. It usually affects hands and wrists and sometimes elbows, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and feet. Other symptoms include fatigue & a sense of not feeling well. Medscape Rheumatoid Arthritis Resource Center   The Arthritis Foundation: American Family Physician: Rheumatoid Arthritis 




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