Introduction To Rheumatic Autoimmune Diseases

The group of rheumatic autoimmune diseases include various syndromes such as eosinophilic fasciitis, mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD, Sharp’s syndrome), polymyositis and dermatomyositis, relapsing polychondritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, SLE and systemic sclerosis. The rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the Spondylarthropathies and its variants are also immune mediated. For all these diseases is true that triggering trigger and the exact pathophysiology is still unknown, although many aspects of the pathogenesis are gradually clear. Summary Most patients with rheumatic autoimmune diseases have an increased risk of atherosclerosis. Patients receiving corticosteroids as well as another immunosuppressant should receive prophylaxis for opportunistic infections such as Pneumocystis jirovecii generally.

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