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Updated assessment of the prevalence, spectrum and case definition of autoimmune disease

Hayter, Scott M; Cook, Matthew C


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-02-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews 11.10 (2012): 754–765
DOI: 10.1016/j.autrev.2012.02.001


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