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Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases


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1Center for Autoimmune Diseases Research (CREA), Universidad del Rosario, Carrera 24 No. 63C-69, 111221 Bogota, Colombia

2Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel

3Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

4Rheumatology Division, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, IFIMAV, Avenida de Valdecilla, s/n 39008, Santander, 39008 Cantabria, Spain


Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

Description

Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are chronic conditions initiated by the loss of immunological tolerance to self-antigens and are characterized by activation of T cells or B cells, or both, leading to pathology. ADs represent a heterogeneous group of disorders that affect specific target organs or multiple organ systems. The chronic nature of these diseases places a significant burden on the utilization of medical care, direct and indirect economic costs, and quality of life.

A number of patterns of illness affecting joints or muscles are associated with autoimmune and inflammatory responses and are, therefore, called autoimmune rheumatic diseases. They include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, systemic sclerosis, Sjögren’s syndrome, polymyositis and dermatomyositis, vasculitis, Behcet´s disease, myasthenia gravis, sarcoidosis, and a spectrum of related syndromes. Rheumatological features also occur with nonrheumatic autoimmune diseases (e.g., autoimmune thyroid diseases).

We invite investigators to submit original research as well as review articles that will support and contribute to understand the clinical, laboratory, and demographic factors of autoimmune rheumatic diseases. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Systemic sclerosis
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Polymyositis and dermatomyositis
  • Vasculitis
  • Behcet´s disease
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease and autoimmune diseases
  • Cardiovascular disease in autoimmune diseases

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 952159
  • - Editorial

Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases

Juan-Manuel Anaya | Yehuda Shoenfeld | ... | Miguel A. Gonzalez-Gay
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 367359
  • - Review Article

Cardiovascular Involvement in Autoimmune Diseases

Jenny Amaya-Amaya | Laura Montoya-Sánchez | Adriana Rojas-Villarraga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 198198
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Two Assays to Determine Anti-Citrullinated Peptide Antibodies in Rheumatoid Arthritis in relation to Other Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases: Assaying Anti-Modified Citrullinated Vimentin Antibodies Adds Value to Second-Generation Anti-Citrullinated Cyclic Peptides Testing

Miriam Lizette Díaz-Toscano | Eva Maria Olivas-Flores | ... | Laura Gonzalez-Lopez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 746192
  • - Research Article

Renal Transplantation in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Outcome and Prognostic Factors in 50 Cases from a Single Centre

Ernesto Cairoli | Carolina Sanchez-Marcos | ... | Ricard Cervera
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 736786
  • - Research Article

Low Levels of CD36 in Peripheral Blood Monocytes in Subclinical Atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Mexican Population

Eduardo Gómez-Bañuelos | Beatriz Teresita Martín-Márquez | ... | Mónica Vázquez-Del Mercado
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 291031
  • - Clinical Study

Diagnosis of Latent Tuberculosis in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: T.SPOT.TB versus Tuberculin Skin Test

Maria Del Mar Arenas Miras | Carmen Hidalgo-Tenorio | ... | Juan Jiménez-Alonso
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 148594
  • - Research Article

Commercial Bovine Proteoglycan Is Highly Arthritogenic and Can Be Used as an Alternative Antigen Source for PGIA Model

Larissa Lumi Watanabe Ishikawa | Priscila Maria Colavite | ... | Alexandrina Sartori
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 368681
  • - Research Article

Prediction of Methotrexate Clinical Response in Portuguese Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients: Implication of MTHFR rs1801133 and ATIC rs4673993 Polymorphisms

Aurea Lima | Joaquim Monteiro | ... | Rui Medeiros
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 702701
  • - Clinical Study

Monitoring Drug and Antidrug Levels: A Rational Approach in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Treated with Biologic Agents Who Experience Inadequate Response While Being on a Stable Biologic Treatment

Diana Mazilu | Daniela Opriş | ... | Ruxandra Ionescu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 178721
  • - Review Article

Imbalance between Endothelial Damage and Repair: A Gateway to Cardiovascular Disease in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Anselm Mak | Nien Yee Kow
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