Autoimmune diseases can affect the entire body (called systemic) or they can affect one part of the body (localized).
Systemic autoimmune diseases affect more than one part of the body such as lungs, joints, kidneys, heart, brain etc. Some examples of systemic autoimmune disease are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Single organ or tissue diseases affect only one part of the body. Some examples of single organ diseases are Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, type one diabetes, Grave’s disease and autoimmune liver disease.
For more information: http://www.aarda.org/autoimmune_statistics.php
This answer should not be considered medical advice...This answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.
Thanks for your feedback.
33 of 36 found this helpful