Updated assessment of the prevalence, spectrum and case definition of autoimmune disease
Autoimmune diseases are heterogeneous with regard to prevalence, manifestations, and pathogenesis. The classification of autoimmune diseases has varied over time. Here, we have compiled a comprehensive up-to-date list of the autoimmune diseases, and have reviewed published literature to estimate their prevalence. We identified 81 autoimmune diseases. The overall estimated prevalence is 4.5%, with 2.7% for males and 6.4% for females. For specific diseases, prevalence ranges from 1% to < 1/106....[Show more]
|Collections||ANU Research Publications|
|Source:||Autoimmunity Reviews 11.10 (2012): 754–765|
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