Inflammatory and immune system
Main inclusion criteria
Rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases, allergies and normal development and function of the immune system.
Advice on health categories
Includes listed immune diseases and studies of normal immune response.
Also includes natural tolerance and immunity to infections. However studies involving the acute immune response to infection should be coded as Infection; in general, any research with a specified infectious / pathogenic agent should only be coded as Infection.
Most diseases are associated with an inflammatory response. In general, code to the disease under investigation and not to the accompanying inflammatory response. The most common examples of this approach are:
- Asthma – which should be coded as Respiratory. However studies of allergies in asthma sufferers can be coded as 50% Inflammatory and Immune System for allergies and 50% Respiratory for asthma.
- Atherosclerosis – which is coded as 100% Cardiovascular regardless of whether the investigation involves immune cells.
Full name of category
|Short name||Unique ID|
|Inflammatory and immune system||Immune||