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Items Tagged ‘autoimmune disorder’

April 11, 2019

Researching the immune system to provide relief from autoimmune encephalitis

By Advancing the Science contributor Advancing the Science contributor (@advancingthescience)

Shuronda Hester had just started college and was looking forward to a new chapter in her young life when mysterious and frightening symptoms derailed her plans. Shuronda began having seizures and becoming “increasingly confused, at one point asking for her great-grandmother who passed away eight years ago,” reports First Coast News. Three trips to a hospital […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, Jason Siegel, MS, multiple sclerosis, neurology


March 7, 2017

Choosing Wisely–At odds with Diagnostic Accuracy?

By Meghan Knoedler Meghan Knoedler (@meghanknoedler)

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease where your body attacks its self.  This happens because some of the white blood cells and several proteins made by these and other cells attack on normal functioning salivary glands (i.e. those in your mouth—leading to cavities, ulcers, and tooth degradation) and tear glands (i.e. your eyes).  […]

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Tags: autoimmune disorder, Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery, Choosing Wisely, Eric Matteson, rheumatology, Rochester Epidemiology Project


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