Immune & Autoimmune
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This article will review the symptoms, causes, and management of macrophage activation syndrome. Symptoms include fever, a painful mass or masses in the abdomen, easy bruising or bleeding, swollen lymph nodes, a rash, headache, confusion, vision changes, seizures and/or coma as well as difficulty breathing.
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.
Churg-Strauss syndrome, now known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), is a rare disease that causes asthma, sinus infections, hay fever, and other respiratory symptoms. Because these symptoms are so common, it can be hard to diagnose—but treatment can significantly help symptoms, so knowing the signs is key.
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, and other serious symptoms.