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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:

Bullet Systemic lupus erythematosus, Lupus erythematosus

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

Bullet Goodpasture’s syndrome – lungs and kidney are affected

Bullet Wegener's granulomatosis

Bullet Behcet’s disease

Bullet Reiter’s syndrome

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

Bullet Rheumatoid arthritis, Reactive arthritis

Bullet Dermatomyositis – Skin and muscles are affected

Bullet Myasthenia gravis – Junction between nerve and muscle is affected

Bullet Multiple sclerosis

Bullet Polymyalgia rheumatica

Bullet Ankylosing spondilytis

Bullet Lichen planus

Autoimmune disorders affecting blood vessels – Vasculitis:

Bullet Takayasu Arteritis

Bullet Temporal Arteritis

Autoimmune disorders affecting endocrine glands:

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

Bullet Addison's disease – Adrenal gland is affected

Bullet Type I diabetes – Pancreas is affected

Autoimmune disorders affecting blood cells:

Bullet Pernicious anemia – Red blood cells are affected

Bullet Autoimmune hemolytic anemia

Bullet Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura – Platelets are affected

Autoimmune disorders affecting the digestive tract:

Bullet Celiac disease

Bullet Crohn’s disease

Bullet Ulcerative colitis

Bullet Autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis.

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