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Fund Research through the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association to Improve Treatments for Diseases of the Immune System

The following diseases are all thought to have a common link -- they all involve dysfunction of the immune system.

Research that leads to better understanding of the immune system will profoundly impact and improve the treatments of many of the following diseases.

While treatments continue to improve, we have a long way to go to effectively treat these diseases and without debilitating side effects

Currently, some of the most often used immunosuppressive and immunomodulatory treatments include Humira, Enbrel, Remicade, Methotrexate, Purinethol, Imuran and the steroid Prednisone.

Please show your support for improving research in this field by joining our cause. Feel free to provide financial support through this site or www.AARDA.org
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The following are thought to be Autoimmune Diseases:

Active Chronic Hepatitis
Addison's Disease
Anti-phospholipid Syndrome
Atopic Allergy
Autoimmune Atrophic Gastritis
Achlorhydra Autoimmune
Celiac Disease
Crohns Disease
Cushings Syndrome
Dermatomyositis
(Type I) Diabetes
Discoid Lupus
Erythematosis
Goodpasture's Syndrome
Grave's Disease
Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Idiopathic Adrenal Atrophy
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia
Insulin-dependent Diabetes
Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
Lupoid Hepatitis
Lymphopenia (some cases)
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Pemphigoid
Pemphigus Vulgaris
Pernicious Anemia
Phacogenic Uveitis
Polyarteritis Nodosa
Polyglandular Auto. Syndromes
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Psoriasis
Raynauds
Reiter's Syndrome
Relapsing Polychondritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Schmidt's Syndrome
Scleroderma - CREST
Sjogren's Syndrome
Sympathetic Ophthalmia
Systemic Lupus Erythematosis
Takayasu's Arteritis
Temporal Arteritis
Thyrotoxicosis
Type B Insulin Resistance
Ulcerative Colitis
Wegener's Granulomatosis

...and many more
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Please help fund further research of these diseases by donating to the AARDA.

1. Fund Medical Research to find better treatments for Autoimmune Diseases

2. Patient Education and Support

3. Legislative Advocacy