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Review of Disease12

Immune system

AIDS Autoimmune deficiency syndrome; late stage infection with HIV
pernicious anemia chronic disorder caused by defect in vitamin B12 absorption
hemolytic anemia anemia caused by distruction of RBC by own immune system
lymphadenopathy enlarged tender lymph nodes
polymyositis slow onset of muscle weakness and pain - begins in trunk and move to neck, back, shoulders, hip, and upper extremities
Sjogren syndrome dysfunction of salivary and lacrimal glands; affects the mucous membranes
scleroderma hardening of connective tissues, inflammation and pain in muscles and joints
ankylosing spondylitis inflammatory arthritis of the vertebra, connective tissues of musculoskeletal system
anaphylaxis severe allergic reaction
thymus gland in the chest related to immunity - declines with age
spleen organ in the LUQ
Created by: cskinner