Autoimmune Disorders

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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS): Health Topics
American College of Rheumatology: Patient Education – Diseases and Conditions
Womenshealth.gov: Autoimmune Diseases, Frequently Asked Questions
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Immune Response
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Immune System

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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. Autoimmune disorders. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000816.htm. Accessed March 2011.

Womenshealth.gov. Autoimmune Diseases, Frequently Asked Questions. Available online at http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/autoimmune-diseases.cfm through http://www.womenshealth.gov. Accessed March 2011.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Immune System. Available online at http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/immuneSystem/Pages/disorders.aspx through http://www.niaid.nih.gov. Accessed March 2011.

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Meskimen, S. et. al. (2000 April 1). Management of Giant Cell Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica. American Family Physician, Practical Therapeutics [On-line journal]. Available online at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000401/2061.html through http://www.aafp.org.

(2003 February). Temporal Arteritis and Polymyalgia Rheumatica. Familydoctor.org [On-line information]. Available online at http://familydoctor.org/x1509.xml through http://familydoctor.org.

Mayo Clinic staff (2004 June 11). Polymyalgia rheumatica. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00441 through http://www.mayoclinic.com.

Mayo Clinic staff (2004 August 20). Giant cell arteritis. MayoClinic.com [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/invoke.cfm?id=DS00440 through http://www.mayoclinic.com.

Peng, S. (2003 October 24). Polymyalgia rheumatica. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000415.htm.

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(2001 July 1). NINDS Vasculitis including Temporal Arteritis Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/disorders/vasculitis_doc.htm through http://www.ninds.nih.gov.

(2001 February). Questions and Answers About Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/polymyalgia/index.htm through http://www.niams.nih.gov.

(2001 May). Questions and Answers about Raynaud's Phenomenon. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/raynaud/ar125fs.htm through http://www.niams.nih.gov.

Pagana, Kathleen D. & Pagana, Timothy J. (© 2007). Mosby’s Diagnostic and Laboratory Test Reference 8th Edition: Mosby, Inc., Saint Louis, MO.

(2002, Currently being updated). Questions and Answers about Autoimmunity. National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/autoimmune/autoimmunity.htm through http://www.niams.nih.gov. Accessed on 2/18/07.

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(2007 January 22). Scientists Spot Key Autoimmune Disease Genes. MedlinePlus HealthDay [On-line news item – will not be available on-line after 4/22/07]. Available online at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_44202.html through http://www.nlm.nih.gov. Accessed on 2/17/07.

(2003 February, Last full Review/Revision). Autoimmune Disorders. Merck Manual Home Edition [On-line information]. Available online at http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec16/ch186/ch186a.html?qt=autoimmune%20disorders&alt=sh through http://www.merck.com. Accessed on 2/17/07.

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