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Autoimmune Disease


Autoimmune disease, in which your immune system attacks and damages parts of your body, including your nerves. Examples include Sjögren’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and celiac disease. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disease that happens rapidly and can affect autonomic nerves.

Autoimmune with no specific causal infectious agent identified:

Did You Know?
FPN Advocates for Research

The Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy continues to advocate heavily for more research funding from the U.S. government.

In 2021, peripheral neuropathy was finally included as an eligible condition to receive research funding. This milestone is significant to bring more awareness to this condition and will undoubtedly promote more research in the field.