Atrophic gastritis

Atrophic gastritis is a medical condition where inflammation causes the lining of the stomach to become thin and damaged over time. This thinning primarily affects the glands that produce stomach acid and digestive enzymes, reducing stomach function. This condition is significant because it can interfere with food digestion and nutrient absorption and may increase the …
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Cutaneous lupus erythematosus

What is cutaneous lupus erythematosus? Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is the term doctors use when a disease called lupus erythematosus affects the skin. About two-thirds of patients with lupus will develop CLE. Many patients with CLE also have other organs, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, muscles, and joints, that are also affected by lupus. …
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Bullous pemphigoid

What is bullous pemphigoid? Bullous pemphigoid is an autoimmune disease that causes fluid-filled blisters. The blisters commonly occur on the skin, but they can also develop inside the mouth and on the eye. An autoimmune disease is a condition that develops when the immune system inappropriately damages normal, healthy tissue in the body. The damage …
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Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC)

What is primary biliary cholangitis? Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) is an autoimmune disease that damages the bile ducts inside and outside of the liver. The damage is caused by immune cells that attack the bile duct cells and prevent them from working normally. PBC occurs most commonly in middle-aged to elderly women, with over 90% …
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