OSAD

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AcronymDefinition
OSADOgólnopolskie Spotkanie Astronomiczne Doktorantów (Poland)
OSADOffice of the State Appellate Defender (Illinois)
OSADOrganization of Students of African Descent
OSADOffice of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence)
OSADOnline Study Abroad Directory (University of Minnesota)
OSADOrgan-Specific Autoimmune Disease
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Our goal, however, was to conduct a pilot study on serum levels of FLCs and IgG subclasses in an organ-specific autoimmune disease like MG.
Women are known to have a 5- to 10- fold greater incidence of organ-specific autoimmune diseases than men.
Women are known to have a 5- to 10-fold greater incidence of organ-specific autoimmune diseases than men.
Systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and myocarditis, are the leading cause of death in women > 65 years of age (2).
Women are known to have a 5-to 10-fold greater incidence of organ-specific autoimmune diseases than men.
Patients with pemphigoid/pemphigus, one of the organ-specific autoimmune diseases, are also reported to have decreased serum DHEA-S concentrations (22).
Organ-specific autoimmune diseases occur in most major organ systems, including but not limited to, endocrine, hematologic, cardiac and vascular, gastrointestinal, liver, kidney, skin, lung, and brain.
Organ-specific autoimmune diseases for which the plasma exchange process has been part of the treatment plan include myasthenia gravis (which affects the acetylcholine receptors of neurons), Goodpasture's syndrome (which targets the kidney), Grave's disease, pemphigus disease (which affects the skin), and Guillain-Barre syndrome (which attacks nerve tissue).
Examples of organ-specific autoimmune diseases include IDDM; Hashimoto's thyroiditis; pernicious anemia with chronic atrophic gastritis; primary adrenal gland atrophy (Addison's disease); MS; pemphigoid skin disorders; and Graves' disease, which is a multi-system disorder characterized by diffuse thyroid gland hyperplasia, myopathy, and exophthalmos.