Search Resources (English): Autoimmune conditions

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Literature review: behavioural guidelines for adjusting to medical conditions

Presents an overview of issues relevant to quality of life in chronic medical conditions. Reviews approaches to foster successful adaptation to chronic medical conditions.

Published: 2001
Thriving with your autoimmune disorder: a woman's mind-body guide
Provides information and advice to women living with an automimmune disorder, such as chronic fatigue dysfunction, fibromyalgia, Graves disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus and type 1 diabetes.
Published: 2000
Autoimmune disorders in women  
http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/about/publications/AutoimmuneReport.pdf
Explores the role of sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity. Explains some of the science behind autoimmune diseases and conditions. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity  
http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/about/publications/samboston_report.pdf
Provides an overview of sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity including the influence of estrogen on lupus and sex differences in immunization responses. (See Details)
Published: 2002
Women and autoimmune diseases  
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/EID/vol10no11/04-0367.htm
Explains that 78% of all autoimmune sufferers are women. Examines evidence that links autoimmune diseases with preceeding infections. (See Details)
Published: 2004
Autoimmune diseases: overview  
http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/autoimmune-diseases.cfm

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

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Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue  
http://www.aarda.org/women_and_autoimmunity.php

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Lupus  
http://www.womenshealth.gov/faq/lupus.cfm

Provides easy-to-understand information about lupus in women, including the ethnic differences in its incidence: African American women are three times more likely to get lupus than white women and tend to develop lupus at a younger age and have more severe symptoms than white women. Notes that lupus is also more common in Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and Native American women.  

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Published: 2009