Rare Autoimmune Diseases
An Introduction to Rare Autoimmune Diseases
Rare autoimmune diseases are a heterogeneous group of conditions that are challenging for both clinician and patient as they are difficult to diagnose and there is a lack of knowledge of individual conditions. Many such conditions exist; some of the most well characterised include eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Kawasaki disease, mixed connective tissue disease, myasthenia gravis, myositis, paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria, POEMS syndrome, retroperitoneal fibrosis, scleroderma and thyroid eye disease. A further challenge is the lack of approved therapies. Advances in understanding of the molecular, immunological and genetic basis of autoimmune diseases has elucidated novel therapeutic approaches, but many knowledge gaps remain.
Expert video highlights and insights from the conference hub and comprehensive peer-reviewed articles from our journal portfolio provide updates on the changing treatment landscape. To learn more about how the latest developments impact on patient outcomes view our expert-led learning activities.
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Rare Autoimmune Diseases Content
Addressing challenges in diagnosis and treatment of IgG4-related gastrointestinal disease
Watch expert faculty discuss how to diagnose and treat the gastrointestinal manifestations of IgG4-related disease
- Appraise the challenges associated with diagnosing IgG4-related gastrointestinal disease
- Differentiate type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis from type 2
- Summarize treatments for IgG4-related gastrointestinal disease
Lisa Sarfaty: Help support Rare Disease Day
Our society partner, NORD (The National Organization for Rare Disorder) has planned several initiatives to support this year’s Rare Disease Day on 28 February. These activities are aimed at raising awareness about rare diseases and the challenges faced by people living with these conditions. In this video, Lisa Sarfaty, NORD’s VP of Communication and Engagement, […]
Lisa Sarfaty: Exploring and addressing inequities in rare diseases
Rare diseases can present numerous challenges for those living with these conditions and the healthcare professionals caring for them. In this interview we discuss some of these with Lisa Sarfaty, VP of Communication and Engagement for NORD (The National Organization for Rare Disorders) and explore ways in which they could be tackled. Questions Could you […]
Achieving best practice management of primary biliary cholangitis, now and in the future
Watch two specialists in autoimmune liver disease discuss best practice in the management of primary biliary cholangitis, including assessing emerging therapies and personalization of care.
- Describe the recommendations for diagnosis and management of patients with primary biliary cholangitis
- Evaluate emerging treatment options for patients with primary biliary cholangitis
- Review and implement individualized management for patients with primary biliary cholangitis
Emanuel Della Torre, EASL ILC 2021: IgG4-related Systemic Disease Treatment
touchIMMUNOLOGY caught up with Dr Emanuel Della Torre (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele Unit of Immunology, Rheumatology, Allergy, and Rare Diseases, Ospedale San Raffael, Milan, Italy) to discuss the current and future treatment of immunoglobulin G4-related (IgG4) diseases. His presentation entitled ‘Management: current therapy of IgG4-related systemic disease and what is on the horizon‘ was given […]