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What are the common threads between autoimmune diseases and what do people with autoimmune diseases have in common?

Goal - Survey patients with Celiac Disease, Hashimotos and other autoimmune diseases to evaluate lifestyle, environment, food, antibiotics, and previous stomach viruses to see what has triggered the onset of various autoimmune diseases. Is the similarity of the molecules that the body attacks significant (ex- thyroid and gluten)? If left unaddressed more autoimmune diseases can develop. What do people with autoimmune... more »

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What is the relationship between pregnancy-childbirth-and post-partum immune system functioning and autoimmune disorders?

Goals: To determine if women are more susceptible to infections and autoimmune diseases around the period of childbirth. To determine if infectious diseases like Lyme Disease are a precipitating factor for other diseases like scleroderma. Participants: Females of childbearing age Data: Genetic, Environmental, Lab work, Pain assessments, Any factors that could moderate outcomes. Frequency of data: monthly ? during pregnancy... more »

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