Top Autoimmune Diseases
|DISEASE||AGE OF ONSET||IMPACTED TISSUES||SYMPTOMS||MECHANISM||CURRENT TREATMENT|
|Addison's disease||Children or young adults||Adrenal glands|| ||Inadequate production of cortisol and, sometimes, aldosterone||Hormone replacement for cortisol and, if needed, aldosterone|
|Allergic asthma||Teenage years||Lungs|| || || |
|Crohn's disease||All age groups, but usually diagnosed between 20 and 30 years of age||Digestive tract|| ||Inflamation, caused by tumor necrosis factor|| |
|Type 1 Diabetes||Childhood and young adult||Islet cells in the pancreas|| ||Destruction of islets cells prevents the production of insulin||Insulen replacement|
|Graves' disease||Usually after the age...|
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