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Autoimmune Disease

October 12th, 2005, 01:12 PM
Can anyone tell me symptoms of autoimmune disease and what parts of the body it can effect?Thanks

October 12th, 2005, 01:58 PM
Depends on what type you are talking about? Some affect red blood cell counts resulting in anemia. You can have hypothyroidism or another can be Addison's disease. Any of these would require a thorough blood panel and repetitive blood work on a monthly basis. Perhaps you could elaborate more?

October 12th, 2005, 02:56 PM
It depends of what type of autoimmune disease it is. There's autoimmune thyroid disease, immune mediated skin disorders, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, immune mediated joint disease, and many more. Each one affects a different area of the body. More info would be helpful to narrow it down.

October 12th, 2005, 04:07 PM
Yes, there are so many! Even diabetes and arthritis are autoimmune diseases!