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Autoimmune disorders

  • Symptoms

    Symptoms of an autoimmune disease vary based on the disease and location of the abnormal immune response.

    Symptoms that often occur with autoimmune diseases include:

    • Fatigue
    • Fever
    • General ill-feeling (malaise)

    Signs and tests

    The health care provider will do a physical exam. Signs depend on the type of disease.

    Tests that may be done to diagnose an autoimmune disorder may include:

    • Antinuclear antibody tests
    • Autoantibody tests
    • CBC
    • C-reactive protein (CRP)
    • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)