Another week down! Boy am I looking forward to catching up on some much needed sleep on this long weekend. It will help that we had another flag football game this afternoon, to ensure I sleep soundly tonight. I still love how into our intramural flag football league my school gets. Nothing releases all the frustration of lectures and studying like some good ol' semi-violent sport.
TIL: There is no type I autoimmune diseases, only II, III and IV. Autoimmune diseases can be classified according to the corresponding type of hypersensitivity. Type I hypersensitivity is the kind experienced in allergic reactions and no autoimmune disease mimics that mechanism, hence no Type I disease category.
Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is a ridiculously long-winded disease name. Broken down it means a disease caused by the body's own immune system (autoimmune) attacking multiple glands (polyendocrinopathy) which can lead to an infection by candida yeasts (candidiasis) and the wasting (dystrophy) of tissues derived from the outermost germ cell layer (ectodermal). Simple!