Autoimmunity is thought to be one of the most frequent causes of chronic urticaria. In about half of patients with chronic idiopathic hives, the explanation is that body's immune system is, in a sense, overactive. The urticaria is "autoimmune". The immune system is attacking the normal tissues of the body and causing hives as a result.
The focus of this series of blog posts is autoimmune disorders and their affect on the eyes.
We have been hearing over the past few days that Mrs. Barbara Bush is receiving "comfort care" and it is being mentioned that she has been living with Grave's Disease for many years. Today, I thought I would write a post that gives us some more information about this disease and let us in on what the former first lady has been living with.