List of Autoimmune Diseases

One of the functions of a healthy immune system to protect the body from organisms that can harm it such as bacteria and viruses. This is a very important function. If your immune system did not fight foreign invaders, you would quickly get sick and die. However, for some people, the immune system becomes overactive and begins attacking the very cells it should be protecting. This can lead to a variety of autoimmune diseases.

This list of autoimmune diseases has been provided by The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. (1) It is a list of all known autoimmune diseases. It does not, however, include some conditions that may or may not be associated with autoimmune diseases. In the case of eczema, for example, there is conflicting evidence about whether eczema is autoimmune related – it can be, but not always, so eczema did not make the list.

Knowing if a disease you suffer from is autoimmune related can help you know how to better manage your condition. Many people have been able to find relief from symptoms by taking natural supplements and eating a healthy diet tailored to reducing inflammation and improving gut health.

List of Autoimmune Diseases

Achalasia Dermatitis herpetiformis Lichen sclerosus Primary biliary cirrhosis
Addison’s disease Dermatomyositis Ligneous conjunctivitis Primary sclerosing cholangitis
Adult Still’s disease Devic’s disease (neuromyelitis optica) Linear IgA disease (LAD) Progesterone dermatitis
Agammaglobulinemia Discoid lupus Lupus Psoriasis
Alopecia areata Dressler’s syndrome Lyme disease chronic Psoriatic arthritis
Amyloidosis Endometriosis Meniere’s disease Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA)
Ankylosing spondylitis Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) Pyoderma gangrenosum
Anti-GBM/Anti-TBM nephritis Eosinophilic fasciitis Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) Raynaud’s phenomenon
Antiphospholipid syndrome Erythema nodosum Mooren’s ulcer Reactive Arthritis
Autoimmune angioedema Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia Mucha-Habermann disease Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Autoimmune dysautonomia Evans syndrome Multifocal Motor Neuropathy (MMN) or MMNCB Relapsing polychondritis
Autoimmune encephalomyelitis Fibromyalgia Multiple sclerosis Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
Autoimmune hepatitis Fibrosing alveolitis Myasthenia gravis Retroperitoneal fibrosis
Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis) Myositis Rheumatic fever
Autoimmune myocarditis Giant cell myocarditis Narcolepsy Rheumatoid arthritis
Autoimmune oophoritis Glomerulonephritis Neonatal Lupus Sarcoidosis
Autoimmune orchitis Goodpasture’s syndrome Neuromyelitis optica Schmidt syndrome
Autoimmune pancreatitis Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Neutropenia Scleritis
Autoimmune retinopathy Graves’ disease Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid Scleroderma
Autoimmune urticaria Guillain-Barre syndrome Optic neuritis Sjögren’s syndrome
Axonal & neuronal neuropathy (AMAN) Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Palindromic rheumatism (PR) Sperm & testicular autoimmunity
Baló disease Hemolytic anemia PANDAS Stiff person syndrome (SPS)
Behcet’s disease Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE)
Benign mucosal pemphigoid Herpes gestationis or pemphigoid gestationis (PG) Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) Susac’s syndrome
Bullous pemphigoid Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) (Acne Inversa) Parry Romberg syndrome Sympathetic ophthalmia (SO)
Castleman disease (CD) Hypogammalglobulinemia Pars planitis (peripheral uveitis) Takayasu’s arteritis
Celiac disease IgA Nephropathy Parsonage-Turner syndrome Temporal arteritis/Giant cell arteritis
Chagas disease IgG4-related sclerosing disease Pemphigus Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) Peripheral neuropathy Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS)
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) Inclusion body myositis (IBM) Perivenous encephalomyelitis Transverse myelitis
Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) or Eosinophilic Granulomatosis (EGPA) Interstitial cystitis (IC) Pernicious anemia (PA) Type 1 diabetes
Cicatricial pemphigoid Juvenile arthritis POEMS syndrome Ulcerative colitis (UC)
Cogan’s syndrome Juvenile diabetes (Type 1 diabetes) Polyarteritis nodosa Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)
Cold agglutinin disease Juvenile myositis (JM) Polyglandular syndromes type I, II, III Uveitis
Congenital heart block Kawasaki disease Polymyalgia rheumatica Vasculitis
Coxsackie myocarditis Lambert-Eaton syndrome Polymyositis Vitiligo
CREST syndrome Leukocytoclastic vasculitis Postmyocardial infarction syndrome Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease
Crohn’s disease Lichen planus Postpericardiotomy syndrome
  1. https://www.aarda.org/diseaselist/