Here is an A to Z list of the Autoimmune disease’s currently thought to be linked with Leaky Gut Syndrome.

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Beside each description is a brief description and a list of the main symptoms and where possible links to more information on the internet.  Should you suspect you have an autoimmune condition, you must see you GP who will be able to help you identify your diagnosis.

The Medical Median Anthony William has a different view of AutoImmune Disease, which also correlates very well with the research produced by Dr Judy Mikovits, PhD


Diagnosis Descriptions for Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Disease


  • Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a form of encephalitis with an autoimmune reaction and usually occurs days/weeks after a viral infection or vaccination. ADEM at NINDS
  • Addison’s disease – also called adrenal insufficiency or hypocortisolism, is chronic under-functioning of the adrenal glands and  production of  hormones affecting how the body uses carbohydrates, protein, fat and blood sugar.Symptoms include weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue and low blood pressure.  Medline   niddk  Addison’s on this site
  • Allergic granulomatosis and angiitis or Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) has 3 distinct phases – with symptoms depending on organs involved –Allergic with asthma, sinus pain, headache; Eosinophilic phase with weight loss and sweats; Vasculitic with pain, numbness & weakness in extremities.  Medicine Net     John Hopkins Vasculitis Center
  • Alopecia or Alopecia Areata (AA) results in loss of hair on scalp or beard or the skin as the immune system attacks the hair follicles and slows down hair production. It can occur in men, women or children. MedicineNet Treatment  NIAMS Q & A  National Alopecia Foundation  
  • Anklosing spondylitis characterized by arthritis, inflammation and stiffness of joints. Usually involves the spine and joints of the neck, back and pelvis.  Also called Strümpell-Marie disease & spondyloarthritis. Virtual medical centre   Arthritis Australia
  • Autoimmune chronic active hepatitis (CAH), or autoimmune hepatitis, is a disease of the liver usually occuring by itself, but sometimes with other autoimmune diseases e.g. lupus or APL syndrome. Symptoms include joint pain, fatigue and abdominal discomfort. NDDIC American Liver Foundation 
  • Autoimmune hemolytic anemia causes the premature destruction of red blood cells fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath, dark urine.  MedlinePlus NIH 
  • Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) symptoms usually include jaundice and sometimes recent onset of diabetes mellitus, weight loss, abdominal pain or itching. A multisystem disorder, it can affect other parts of the body, such as the bile ducts or salivary glands. MAYO CLINIC
  • Autoimmune retinopathy (AR) seeRetinopathy ScopeMed  AMA
  • Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura or Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura ( ITP) destroys platelets in the blood that are needed for prevention and control of bleeding. Symptoms include unexplained bruises or bleeding. eMedicine NIH Better Health Channel
  • Autoimmune neutropenia means there are too few neutrophils (white blood cells) to fight infection so the risk of infection rises. Most common in infants. Usually fever symptoms Neutropenia Support Association SCNIR
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) causes hearing loss and tinnitusAmericanHearing Research Foundation
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) is a type of hypercoagulability. Symptoms include thrombosis (blood clots in the deep veins of legs), arterial thrombosis (usually blood clots in the brain), recurrent pregnancy losses, and low platelet counts. Antiphospholipid Syndrome Information Page  
  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome (ALPS)regulates the death of lymphocytes. MedicineNet


  • Behcet’s syndrome with inflammation of blood vessels throughout the body has symptoms of swelling, redness, heat, and pain. Symptoms differ but can include mouth and genital ulcers, eye inflammation and skin problems. It can involve the intestines, heart and central nervous system.ABDA   Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center
  • Bullus pemphigoid causes itchy red irregular shaped skin eruptions that result in scarring. Sometimes the mucous membranes are involved. IPPF  MedicineNet



  • Celiac disease responds to dietary proteins found in wheat, rye, and barley This leads to inflammation of small intestine and can cause diarrhea, constipation, anemia, fatigue, weakness, bone pain, and muscle cramps. Celiac Disease Foundation   Gluten Intolerance Group   National Digestive Diseases: Celiac Awareness Campaign  
  • Cogan’s Syndrome has inflammation of the eye and ear with dizziness, tinnutis, headache, fever and joint pain.Cogan’s Contact Network  American Hearing Research Foundation
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS) or Allergic Granulomatosis Angiitis is inflammation of blood vessels increasing the white blood cells with late onset asthma then weight loss, fever, and night sweats CSS Association  John Hopkins Vasculitis Center  Mayo Clinic 
  • Chronic bullous disease of childhood DermAtlas  NHS Foundation Trust
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinatingPolyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) causes swelling  and destruction of myelin sheath over the nerves. Symptoms -weakness, paralysis, and/or impairment of movement in arms and legs. Sometimes numbness, tingling, and burning sensations on both sides of the body.  CIDP Home
  • Cictricial  pemphigoid (CP) small blisters or erosions on any mucous membrane  including the nose, mouth, eyes (OCP), esophagus, larynx, urethra and anus. IPPF 
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis inflames the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord with symptom’s including headaches. Can have sudden onset or be a waxing and waning condition Cleveland Clinic   CNSV Foundation
  • Crohn’s Disease  – bowel disease with persistent inflammation of the lining or wall of the gastrointestinal tract.  Major symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea.  Healthline   NIDDK 
  • Cryoglobulinemia a form of vasculitis which an immune response to chronic hepatitis C infection  John Hopkins Cetnter for Vasculitis



  • Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) has itchy bumps and blisters on the scalp, buttocks, elbows and knees of people with coeliac disease. NFCA  MedlinePlus
  • Dermatomyositis has rash on face, neck, shoulders, upper chest, elbows, knees, knuckles, back and progressive muscle weakness  particularly in the muscles closest to the trunkMyositis
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) in which round red lumps appear on the skin eMedicine  DermNet NZ 



  • Giant Cell Arteritis see Temporal arteritis
  • Graft-versus-host disease emedicine
  • Graves’ Disease increases the production of thyroid hormone which controls metabolism. Symptoms include nervousness, heat intolerance, diarrhea, sweating, insomnia, and weight loss with increased appetite.  Mayoclinic  WebMD
  • Gullain-Barre syndrome affects the body’s immune system attacking the nervous system and causing a neuromuscular disease with initial symptoms of weakness and tingling starting in legs and rapid progression to paralysis in legs, arms, face and breathing muscles. The NINDS, Guillain-BarreInformation Sheet


  • Hanot Syndrome see Primary biliary Cirrhosis
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis also called autoimmune thyroiditis and chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis, is a chronic inflammation of the thyroidMedicineNet  Labtestsonline   MayoClinic
  • Hypersensitivity Vasculitis (HV) or small vessel vasculitishas red spots usually on forearms and legs may be caused by sensitivity to a drug taken. Vasculitis Foundation


  • Inflammatory bowel disease. Also called colitis, enteritis and ileitis. Refers to chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory diseases of the bowel, mainly ulcerative colitis and Crohn ‘s disease. eMedicineHealth
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus attacks the pancreas and usually begins in childhood or young adulthood Type 1 diabetes: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
  • Isolated vasculitis of the Central nervous system or CNS Vasculitis – inflames the blood vessels in the brain and spinal cord with symptom’s including headaches. Can have sudden onset or be a waxing and waning condition.  Cleveland Clinic CNS Vasculitis Foundation’s  
  • Isaacs’ Syndrome: Neuromyotonia An Antibody-mediated Potassium Channelopathy with twitching of the muscles, increasing muscle stiffness and increased sweating.  NINDSMedical links


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  • Kawasaki disease (KD) is a serious children’s disease with high fever, red eyes, body rash, swollen tongue, sore throat and swollen glands.


  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) causes muscle weakness, usually first in the upper legs and upper arms. The attack interferes with the ability of nerves to send signals to muscles. A progressive syndrome it develops into eye muscles, and those involved in talking, chewing; sometimes dry mouth, constipation, impotence and bladder urgency. Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Linear IgA disease DermNet NZ
  • Lupus – see Systemic lupus erythematosus  




  • Neuromyotonia or Isaac’s syndrome has stiffness and cramping in the limbs, involuntary twitching of the muscles, muscles not relaxing even during sleep and fatigue.Medilnks
  • Neutropenia see Autoimmune Neutropenia




  • Oophoritis – this is not a mis-spelling – it is inflammation of ovaries resulting in the destruction of the ovaries and a loss of fertility. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine  
  • Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome causes unsteady gait, muscle spasms and irregular eye movements. Difficulty speaking may also be involved. Often seen in children less than 2 years old omsusa NINDS
  • orchitis is an inflammation of the testis with mild testicular pain or swelling, resulting in infertility. Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Centre


  • Palindromic Rheumatism an episodic form of arthritis believed to be connected to RA and Antiphospholipid Syndrome More information
  • Paraneoplastic neurologic disorders  
  • Pemphigus vulgaris causes blister formations in the skin and the mucous membranes and begins with blisters in the mouth and on the scalp   PV Network  
  • Pemphigus follaceus PF) is a blistering disease. It is milder than Pemphigus Vulgaris. Blisters are mainly on chest, back, face and scalp. Healthy appearing skin  blisters when rubbed. PV Network
  • Pemphigoid gestationis (PG) is a rare autoimmune bullous dermatosis of pregnancy. The inflammatory response is manifested by redness, itching and blisters. DermaNet NZ
  • Pernicious anemia prevents the absorption of B 12 vitamin causing, paleness, weakness and nerve damage.  MedicineNet
  • Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is the most rare and serious form of pemphigus and is often found in people with cancer. Painful sores of the mouth, lips and oesophagus. PV Network
  • Polyangiitis – see Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) inflames the arteries. Areas affected can include muscles, joints, intestines, nerves, kidneys, and skin. symptoms can include fatigue, weight loss, and fever. pansupport      Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center
  • Polymyositis/dermatomyositis are neuromuscular diseases. They are sometimes referred to as connective tissue diseases that occur in all ages and both sexes. Limb (proximal) and neck weakness, sometimes with muscle pain. Dermatomyositis has skin rashes on the face and upper chest.  Usually an elevated blood level of CPK.    Polymyositis    Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica – A Syndrome of moderate to severe pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips. Mayo Clinic  
  • Primary biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) also called Hanot Syndrome,  is a chronic liver disease, where the body detroys the cells lining the bile ducts in the liver. Australian support Group  
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) symptoms are itching, fatigue and yellowing of the eyes or skin.Medicinenet Liver Foundation  
  • Psoriasis is a skin problem that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick patches of skin.  MedicineNet WebMD


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  • Raynaud’s phenomenon affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose with colour changes of the skin (white, blue or red). Often with cold-induced numbness (pins and needles sensation) of the fingers and toes.
  • Recoverin-associated retinopathy(RAR) see Retinopathy 
  • Reactive Arthritis formerly known as Reiter’s syndrome, has inflammation and pain in the joints, conjunctivitis and urinary symptoms usually after an infection. Better Health Arthritis Victoria
  • Retinopathy causes retinal degeneration with rapid, painless vision loss associated with sensitivity to light. Similar to cancer-associated retinopathy (CAR) but without a detectable underlying cancer. ScopeMed National Eye Institute
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease that causes stiffness, pain, loss of mobility and inflammation of the joints. It usually affects hands and wrists and sometimes elbows, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and feet. Other symptoms include fatigue & a sense of not feeling well. Medscape Rheumatoid Arthritis Resource Center   The Arthritis Foundation: American Family Physician: Rheumatoid Arthritis 



  • Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disease characterized by small round spots of dead tissue. Sometimes misdiagnosed as tuberculosis. BetterHealth  NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute  
  • Sclerosing cholangitis see Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome affects the tear, salivary, and other moisture-producing glands, thus destroying the glands and their ability to produce moisture. Other organs can be affected such as the lungs, brain, nerves, joints, kidneys, thyroid, and liver.  Sjogren’s Syndrome FoundationSjogren’s Syndrome info  Arthritis Victoria
  • Systemic necrotizing vascolitides
  • Stiff man syndrome or Moersch-Woltmann syndrome involves the central nervous system and causes progressive rigidity or stiffness of the body – affects the voluntary muscles of the neck, shoulders, trunk, arms & legs sometimes with muscle spasms.  Yale University Dept of Neurology    
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus long-lasting attack on normal tissue causing varied symptoms of fatigue, fever and pain but almost always with skin rashes, kidney problems and sensitivity to sunlight which worsens the symptoms.MedicineNet
  • Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) affects connective tissues (skin, ligaments, cartilage and bone), with an overproduction of the protein collagen making the skin thick and hard. MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.


  • Temporal arteritis or giant cell arteritis (GCV) is characterized by vasculitis that causes headaches, vision problems, joint pain, facial pain and fever. It can be localized in the temples or affect the whole body. John Hopkins Vasculitis Center 
  • Takayasu’s arteritis is similar to temporal arteritis but affects young adults, usually 15 to 20 years of age John Hopkins Vasculitis Center
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans or Buerger’s disease is an inflammation and clotting of the veins and arteries in the hands and feet causing pain and associated with tobacco use.MedlinePlus  Merck    NYT Health
  • Thyroiditis with hypothyroidism Health on the Net Foundation   Thyroid links
  • Thyroiditis with hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland)is Graves’ disease which increases production of thyroid hormone. Symptoms include nervousness, heat intolerance, diarrhea, sweating, insomnia, and weight loss with increased appetite. MedlinePlus    
  • Type I autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (PAS)In PAS the immune system attacks the endocrine system –‘Endocrine glands include the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, the insulin-secreting cells of the pancreas, and the ovaries and testes’.  Medscape
  • Type II autoimmune polyglandular syndrome Medscape Reference



  • Vasculitis involves blood vessels in the skin and in the body. Symptoms depend on the type of vasculitis present. It can cause tender lumps on the skin, open sores and high blood pressure. Vasculitis Foundation


  • Wegener’s granulomatosis –  inflamed blood vessels(vasculitis). Can involve any organ system, but mainly the respiratory tract (sinuses, nose and lungs) and kidneys. First symptoms include upper respiratory tract symptoms such as sinus with joint pains, weakness, and tiredness. NIAID Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center

If you think you might be suffering with symptoms of a Leaky Gut, then try the Leaky Gut Quiz here!