Associated Conditions of Autoimmune diseases


About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Autoimmune diseases, and underlying causes may be causes of Autoimmune diseases, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Autoimmune diseases. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Autoimmune diseases. People with Autoimmune diseases may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Autoimmune diseases is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Autoimmune diseases as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Autoimmune diseases is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Autoimmune diseases is listed as a risk factor includes:

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