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Cause of Scleroderma: Autoimmunity

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer
What is Autoimmunity?
Autophagy
B Cells and T Cells
Autoimmunity and Scleroderma

What is Autoimmunity?

Overview
Causes
Diagnosis
Polyautoimmunity
Symptoms
Treatments
Autoimmunity and Other Diseases
Hormone Replacement

Autophagy

Stem Cell Finding Could Help Fight Autoimmune Disease. In a finding that could help researchers better understand autoimmune disease, scientists say a process called autophagy prompts dying embryonic stem cells to send out "eat me" and "come and get me" signals to ensure their elimination by healthy cells. The findings also suggest that defects in autophagy might trigger autoimmune diseases and, if so, reversing the defects could potentially help treat such diseases. Health Central.com 03/15/07. (Also see Causes of Scleroderma, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)

Autoimmunity: B Cells and T Cells

Autoimmunity: B Cells and T Cells. T Cells are white blood cells that help stimulate an immune response to infections. Sometimes T cells become overactive, which is suspected as being part of the process that leads to autoimmune diseases. ISN.

Overview of B Cells and T Cells
B Cells and T-Cells and Autoimmunity
B Cells and T Cells and Systemic Sclerosis

Autoimmunity and Scleroderma

Scleroderma and Antibodies. ISN.

Go to Causes of Scleroderma: Autoimmunity: T Cells
 
 

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