- Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
Systemic sclerosis is a rare autoimmune disease. The term “scleroderma” comes from the Greek “sclero” (hard) “and” derma “(skin): a disease in which the skin that becomes hard.
Scleroderma is called systemic when sclerosis reaches other organs, beyond the skin and mucous membranes, such as the heart, lungs, or organs of the digestive system. (Source : Groupe Francophone de Recherche sur la Sclérodermie (GFRS))
For more information, continue reading on the FAI2R website.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic lupus is a rare autoimmune disease that can alternate between periods of active disease, or flares, and periods of remission with few symptoms. It can affect many organs: skin, kidneys, lungs, as well as the joints and the nervous system. For more information, continue reading on the FAI2R website.
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). For more information, read the fondation pour l’Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose En Plaques (ARSEP) website.
Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Inflammatory bowel diseases are characterized by inflammation of the lining of the digestive tract, which is linked to an overactive immune system.
A person with Crohn’s disease will usually experience intermittent periods of worsening symptoms, or flares, and periods of remission when symptoms are mild or absent. Crohn’s disease can affect all levels of the digestive system, from the mouth to the anus, although the intestine is most commonly affected
(Source and for more information : Association François Aupetit (AFA)).
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIPD) is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the peripheral nervous system (PNS). The PNS is the portion of the nervous system that lies outside the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). The PNS is an extensive network of nerves that connects the central nervous system to the rest of the body, by carrying sensory and motor information. CIPD can progress gradually or be characterized by intermittent flares.
For more information, continue reading on the Association française des neuropathies périphériques (AFNP) website.