Inflammatory and Immune System | Current Studies
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease that results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and the lost of function in your joints. It is common in the wrist and fingers. Autoimmune diseases are characterized by the immune system attacking the body’s own tissues.
This study is currently taking place at OMEGA Research DeBary.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease and can affect many parts of the body. Symptoms are many and include: pain/swelling of joints, muscle pain, fever, hair loss, and sensitivity to sun, swelling in legs, swollen glands, and fatigue. Symptoms come in the form of flares and can range from mild to sever. These studies are for patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
US Citizens live with lupus, with 5 million more cases worldwide.
new cases of lupus are reported every year.
with lupus die from disease complications
Lupus 3x more prevent among women and minorities
Sjögren's Syndrome is an autoimmune disease that attacks the glands that produce tears and saliva. Common side effects are dry mouth, dry eyes, and overall dryness of mucus membranes and skin. Additional side effects may affect joints, internal organs, nerves and blood vessels. Sjögren's Syndrome is common among women over 40 and can be linked to lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
There are more than 200,000 new cases of Human Immunodificiency Virus or HIV diagnosed each year. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and fatigure. Although there is no cure available for HIV, there is treatment available to help.