A Short List of Autoimmune Disorders
What is an autoimmune disorder? Which conditions fall into this category? Sam Fillingane, DO offers up his expertise:
Immediate research indicates that individuals with autoimmune disorders are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19. When faced with the issue of being immunocompromised, a bout of the virus can have disastrous consequences. With this in mind, it is important for the public, as a whole, to understand what the different types of autoimmune disorders are. It may even help you protect your family members and friends if you can understand their conditions a bit better.
Here is a list of some of the different types of autoimmune disorders:
- Susac’s syndrome
A condition marked by personality changes, confusion, headaches and hearing problems.
- Type 1 diabetes
- Ulcerative colitis
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
Marked by weak connection between the nerves and muscles.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Immune thrombocytopenic purpura
A bleeding disorder which consists of an individual’s immune system destroying the platelets necessary for healthy, normal blood clotting.
- Multiple sclerosis
A nervous system disease where the individual’s immune system attacks the brain and spinal cord.