AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/13/11 AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS Prepared by: Mark Dino B. Albiela, R.N.
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9/13/11 AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS A Group of 60 to 80 chronic inflammatory diseases with genetic predisposition and environmental modulation Prevalence of 5% to 8% in US Prevalence is greater for females than males 75% of cases
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9/13/11 RISK FACTORS FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES Genetic (HLA type) Female X chromosome inactivation Environmental Smoking with RA Drugs Procainamide, minocycline, quinidine Infections
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9/13/11 CLASSIFICATION OF Tissue/ Organ Specific Grave’s Disease Myasthenia gravis Multiple sclerosis Not tissue specific, but tend to accumulate forming inflammatory response Acute glomerulonephritis Systemic Systemic lupus erythematosus Rheumatoid arthritis
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9/13/11 Pathophysiology The mechanism that causes immune system to recognize host tissue as foreign is not clear. The following factors are the
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