Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease which causes inflammation of various parts of the body, especially the skin, joints, blood and kidneys. The body's immune system normally makes proteins called antibodies to protect the body against viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. These foreign materials are called ANTIGENS. In an autoimmune disorder such as Lupus, the immune system loses its ability to tell the difference between foreign substances (antigens) and its own cells and tissues. The immune system then makes
Lupus Lupus is an autoimmune disorder which means that the body's immune system is not functioning normal and it's attacking the normal tissue, instead of the bactieria ... antibodies directed against "self." These antibodies,…show more content… diseases. Autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid disorders are more common among relatives of patients with lupus than the general population. Some scientists postulate that the immune system in lupus patients is more easily activated by external factors like viruses or ultraviolet light. Sometimes, symptoms of lupus can be precipitated or aggravated by only a brief period of sun exposure. Certain medications used in treating high blood pressure (such as hydralazine), abnormal heart rhythms (such as
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Outline Thesis: The wolf is worthy of reintroduction into nature. I. The early history of wolves in the United States begins. A. The Indians involvement with the wolf is minimal.…show more content… Some are very serious and hold the potential for severe disability and deformity, if left untreated. Others may ... blood pressure, and even kidney failure. With kidney failure, machines are needed to cleanse the blood of accumulated poisons in a process called dialysis. Brain tissue involvement can cause personality changes, thought disorders (psychosis), seizures, and even coma. Damage to nerves can cause numbness, tingling, and weakness of the involved body parts or extremities. Some patients with systemic lupus have Raynaud's phenomenon. In these patients, blood supply to the fingers and toes becomes interrupted upon cold exposure, causing blanching, bluish
Myasthenia Gravis History Myasthenia gravis is believed to have been discovered as early as 1672 when Thomas Willis, wrote in his book De Anima Brutorum, that "a woman who temporarily ... discoloration, and pain in the exposed fingers and toes.