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Autoimmune disease

Your body's immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body. No one is sure what causes autoimmune diseases. They do tend to run in families. Women - particularly African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American women - have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and some have similar symptoms. This makes it hard for your health care provider to know if you really have one of these diseases, and if so, which one. Getting a diagnosis can be frustrating and stressful. Often, the first symptoms are fatigue, muscle aches and a low fever. The classic sign of an autoimmune disease is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling. The diseases may also have flare-ups, when they get worse, and remissions, when symptoms get better or disappear. Treatment depends on the disease, but in most cases one important goal is to reduce inflammation. Sometimes doctors prescribe corticosteroids or other drugs that reduce your immune response.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
2135
Concept ID:
C0004364
Disease or Syndrome
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Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome

MedGen UID:
833968
Concept ID:
CN230757
Disease or Syndrome
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Familial cold urticaria

Familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome is characterized clinically by recurrent attacks of a maculopapular rash associated with arthralgias, myalgias, fever and chills, and swelling of the extremities after exposure to cold. Despite the first description of 'cold urticaria' (Kile and Rusk, 1940) the rash in most patients is nonpruritic and nonurticarial. Rarely, some patients may also develop late-onset renal amyloidosis (Hoffman et al., 2000). Overlapping syndromes also caused by mutation in the NLRP3 gene include Muckle-Wells syndrome (CAPS2; 191900), which has a high frequency of amyloidosis and late-onset sensorineural deafness, and chronic neurologic cutaneous and articular syndrome (CINCA, CAPS3; 607115), which shows earlier onset and a more severe phenotype. Genetic Heterogeneity of Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome See also FCAS2 (611762), caused by mutation in the NLRP12 gene (609648) on chromosome 19q13; FCAS3 (614468), caused by mutation in the PLCG2 gene (600220) on chromosome 16q; and FCAS4 (616115), caused by mutation in the NLRC4 gene (606831) on chromosome 2p22. [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
137986
Concept ID:
C0343068
Disease or Syndrome
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Chronic infantile neurological, cutaneous and articular syndrome

Chronic infantile neurologic cutaneous and articular (CINCA) syndrome is a severe chronic inflammatory disease of early onset, characterized by cutaneous symptoms, central nervous system involvement, and arthropathy (Feldmann et al., 2002). See also familial cold autoinflammatory syndrome-1 (FCAS1, CAPS1; 120100), an allelic disorder with a less severe phenotype. [from OMIM]

MedGen UID:
98370
Concept ID:
C0409818
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