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1) autoimmune disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...autoimmune disease, any of a number of abnormal conditions caused when the body produces antibodies to its own substances. In rheumatoid arthritis, a group of antibody...

2) autoimmune disease. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...autoimmune disease A disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction...

3) collagen disease. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...collagen disease, see autoimmune disease; collagen....

4) multiple sclerosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...multiple sclerosis, (MS), chronic, slowly progressive autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks the protective myelin sheaths that surround the...

5) lupus. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...lupus (LOOH-puhs) An autoimmune disease that tends to strike women more frequently than men. The disease attacks the body s connective tissues. 1...

6) multiple sclerosis. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...abbr. MS A chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system in which gradual destruction of myelin occurs in patches throughout the brain or spinal cord or...

7) systemic lupus erythematosus. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...abbr. SLE An inflammatory, multisystemic, autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, characterized by fever, skin lesions, joint pain or arthritis, and anemia,...

8) Hashimoto's disease. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...An autoimmune disorder marked by goiter, chronic inflammation of the thyroid, and often hypothyroidism. After Hakaru Hashimoto (1881-1934), Japanese physician....

9) lupus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...in young women. It is treated with immunosuppressive drugs and steroids. See immunity; autoimmune disease. 1See R. G. Lahita and R. H. Phillips, Lupus: Everything...

10) arthritis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...(tuberculosis, gonorrhea, Lyme disease, rheumatic fever). 1Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease of unknown cause, is the most crippling form. Women are much...

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