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Diseases » Vitiligo in infants » Glossary
 

Glossary for Vitiligo in infants

  • Addison's Disease: A rare progressive hormonal disorder characterized by insufficient production of certain hormones called adrenal corticosteroids.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Diabetes: Failing or reduced ability of the body to handle sugars.
  • Graves Disease: is an autoimmune disease characterized by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies. Thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins (TSIs) bind to and activate thyrotropin receptors, causing the thyroid gland to grow and the thyroid follicles to increase synthesis of thyroid hormone.
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Hashimoto thyroiditis is characterized by the destruction of thyroid cells by various cell- and antibody-mediated immune processes. Patients with Hashimoto thyroiditis have antibodies to various thyroid antigens, the most frequently detected of which include antithyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO), antithyroglobulin (anti-Tg), and, to a lesser extent, TSH receptor-blocking antibodies.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Infant health conditions: Medical conditions typically affecting infants (including newborns and babies under one year old).
  • Iritis: Inflammation of the iris and anterior chamber of the eye.
  • Pernicious anemia: Pernicious anemia is a blood disorder where the body is unable to use it properly use Vitamin B12 to make red blood cells.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Thyroid disorders: Any disorder of the thyroid gland.
  • Vitiligo: Skin pigment changes, usually harmless but sometimes embarrassing.

 

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