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Autoimmune disorders may affect a single organ or multiple organs.

There are a number of autoimmune diseases in man. They could affect a particular tissue or organ, or multiple organs. People suffering from one autoimmune disease may be prone to suffering from some others as well. Some autoimmune disorders are listed below with the tissues involved:

Autoimmune disorders affecting multiple organs:

Systemic lupus erythematosus, Lupus erythematosus

Sjogren syndrome – Salivary and tear glands along with joints are affected

Goodpasture’s syndrome – lungs and kidney are affected

Wegener's granulomatosis

Behcet’s disease

Reiter’s syndrome

Autoimmune disorders affecting muscle, joints, skin and connective tissue:

Rheumatoid arthritis, Reactive arthritis

Dermatomyositis – Skin and muscles are affected

Myasthenia gravis – Junction between nerve and muscle is affected

Multiple sclerosis

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Ankylosing spondilytis

Lichen planus

Autoimmune disorders affecting blood vessels – Vasculitis:

Takayasu Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis

Autoimmune disorders affecting endocrine glands:

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Grave's disease – Thyroid is affected

Addison's disease – Adrenal gland is affected

Type I diabetes – Pancreas is affected

Autoimmune disorders affecting blood cells:

Pernicious anemia – Red blood cells are affected

Autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura – Platelets are affected

Autoimmune disorders affecting the digestive tract:

Celiac disease

Crohn’s disease

Ulcerative colitis

Autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis.

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