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Immune & Autoimmune

Our immune system is the guardian at the gate, keeping watch for invaders. Sometimes it can turn against us—causing a range of problems, from mild itching to severe pain.

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Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) is a chronic pain disorder that usually affects a specific group of muscles in your body. It’s caused by tight, contracted bands of fibers in your muscles called trigger points.
Psoriatic disease is a chronic disease driven by an overactive immune system that attacks the skin and the joints. It causes itchy, red, scaly patches (plaques) to appear on the skin (called psoriasis). It also causes painful, swollen joints.
Sarcoidosis causes inflammation, usually in lungs, skin, or lymph nodes. It can affect many organs in your body or just one or two, and in many different ways.
Lupus is an inflammatory disease caused by the immune system attacking itself and can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.
Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that occurs within seconds to minutes of exposure to an allergen and can result in rashes, nausea, difficulty breathing and shock.
This article will review the symptoms, causes, and treatment of the condition non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Symptoms of this condition include painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin, fever, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, coughing, and shortness of breath, among others.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a condition in which the body's immune system damages parts of neurons. Symptoms include progressive weakness, numbness or tingling, decreased reflexes, body aches, double vision, loss of balance, abnormal heart rhythms or blood pressure, and difficulty breathing.
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Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

Wegener's granulomatosis, or granulomatosis with polyangiitis, is a disorder in which a dysregulated immune system causes inflammation of small blood vessels.
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