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Term: Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMID)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2024-06-17


Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) are a group of diseases with systemic inflammation and multiorgan involvement: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (including the subtypes Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), uveitis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), psoriasis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), ankylosing spondylitis, hidrosadenitis suppurativa, sarcoidosis, atopic dermatitis (AD), connective tissue disorders, asthma, and some neurological diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS).

For more information on individual, specific IMID diseases, see the following concepts and glossary terms:

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