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Achalasia - Light Blue or Light Green Awareness Ribbons
Light Blue or Light Green Awareness Ribbons for Achalasia Awareness
Achalasia is a rare disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. It is characterized by impaired ability to push food down toward the stomach.

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis - Black and White Awareness Ribbons
Black and White Awareness Ribbons for Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Awareness
Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis is a brief but intense attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord.

Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy - Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy Awareness
Acute motor axonal neuropathy is a pure motor axonal form of Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Addison's Disease - Light Blue Awareness Ribbons
Light Blue Awareness Ribbons for Addison's Disease Awareness
Addison’s Disease is a disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormones cortisol and aldosterone.

Adiposis Dolorosa / Dercum's Disease - Yellow and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Yellow and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Adiposis Dolorosa / Dercum's Disease Awareness
Adiposis Dolorosa is a condition characterized by painful folds of fatty tissue or the growth of multiple noncancerous fatty tumors called lipomas.

Adult-Onset Still's Disease - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Adult-Onset Still's Disease Awareness
Adult-Onset Still's Disease is a rare inflammatory disorder that affects the entire body. Affected individuals may develop episodes of high, spiking fevers, a pink or salmon colored rash, joint pain, muscle pain, a sore throat and other symptoms associated with systemic inflammatory disease.

Agammaglobulinemia - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Agammaglobulinemia Awareness
Agammaglobulinemia is a group of inherited immune deficiencies characterized by a low concentration of antibodies in the blood due to the lack of particular lymphocytes in the blood and lymph.

Alopecia Areata - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Alopecia Areata Awareness
Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune skin disease, causing hair loss on the scalp, face and sometimes on other areas of the body.

Amyloidosis - Burgundy Awareness Ribbons
Burgundy Awareness Ribbons for Amyloidosis Awareness
Amyloidosis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in organs. Amyloid is an abnormal protein that is produced in bone marrow and can be deposited in any tissue or organ.

Ankylosing Spondylitis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Ankylosing Spondylitis Awareness
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a form of arthritis that primarily affects the spine, although other joints can become involved. It causes inflammation of the spinal joints that can lead to severe, chronic pain and discomfort.

Anti-GBM / Anti-TBM Nephritis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Anti-GBM / Anti-TBM Nephritis Awareness
Anti-Glomerular Basement Membrane Disease is a disease that occurs as a result of injury to small blood vessels in the kidneys and/or lungs.

Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Anti-Body Associated Vasculits - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Anti-Body Associated Vasculitis Awareness
Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis is a group of diseases characterized by destruction and inflammation of small vessels.

Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis Awareness
The major role of the immune system is to recognise and get rid of infection. Sometimes some components of the immune system, called antibodies, may instead react with proteins in the body causing an autoimmune disease. When this reaction is against proteins in the brain, it is called autoimmune encephalitis.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome - Burgundy Awareness Ribbons
Burgundy Awareness Ribbons for Antiphospholipid Syndrome Awareness
Antiphospholipid Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. Antiphospholipid Syndrome occurs when the body's immune system makes antibodies that attack phospholipids. Phospholipids are a type of fat found in all living cells, including blood cells and the lining of blood vessels.

Antisynthetase Syndrome - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Antisynthetase Syndrome Awareness
Antisynthetase Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects the muscles and various other parts of the body, including joints, lungs, and hands. It may also include Raynaud Phenomenon.

Aplastic Anemia - Red and White Pinstripes Awareness Ribbons
Red and White Pinstripes Awareness Ribbons for Aplastic Anemia Awareness
Aplastic Anemia is a blood disorder in which the body's bone marrow does not make enough new blood cells.

Autoimmune Angioedema - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Angioedema Awareness
Acquired Angioedema due to deficiency of C1-inhibitor is a relatively infrequently occurring but serious disorder, resulting in severe, sometimes life-threatening, episodes of angioedema.

Autoimmune Dysautonomia - Light Blue or Turquoise Awareness Ribbons
Light Blue Awareness Ribbons or Turquoise Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Dysautonomia Awareness
Dysautonomia is an umbrella medical term utilized for a group of complex conditions that are caused by a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Orthostatic intolerance, the inability to remain upright, is a hallmark of the various forms of dysautonomia.

Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis Awareness
Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis is a serious medical condition in which the immune system attacks the brain, impairing function.

Autoimmune Enteropathy - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Enteropathy Awareness
Autoimmune Enteropathy is a rare disease characterized by intractable diarrhea, atrophy of the small intestine, and the presence of autoantibodies.

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia Awareness
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia is a group of rare but serious blood disorders. They occur when the body destroys red blood cells more rapidly than it produces them.

Autoimmune Hepatitis - Purple and Yellow Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Yellow Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Hepatitis Awareness
Autoimmune Hepatitis is a chronic disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver and causes inflammation and liver damage.

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease Awareness
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease is characterized by a bilateral, rapidly progressive hearing loss over a period of weeks to months.

Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome Awareness
Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome is a disorder in which the body cannot properly regulate the number of immune system cells, called lymphocytes. Accumulation of excess lymphocytes results in enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.

Autoimmune Myocarditis - Red and Purple Awareness Ribbons
Red and Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Myocarditis Awareness
Autoimmune Myocarditis is an autoimmune disease that affects the heart. The condition is characterized by inflammation of the heart muscle.

Autoimmune Neutropenia - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Neutropenia Awareness
Autoimmune Neutropenia causes the body to identify the neutrophils as enemies and makes antibody to destroy them.

Autoimmune Oophoritis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Oophoritis Awareness
Autoimmune Oophoritis is a rare cause of primary ovarian insufficiency. It occurs when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the ovaries, causing inflammation, atrophy and fibrosis. These changes stop the ovaries from working normally.

Autoimmune Orchitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Orchitis Awareness
Autoimmune Orchitis is characterized by testis inflammation and the presence of specific antisperm antibodies.

Autoimmune Pancreatitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Pancreatitis Awareness
Autoimmune Pancreatitis is a form of chronic pancreatitis associated with autoimmune manifestations. The disease represents a systemic autoimmune condition that involves not only the pancreas but also a variety of other organs such as the bile duct, retroperitoneum, and lymph nodes.

Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Awareness
Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndromes are a group of rare diseases characterized by autoimmune activity against more than one endocrine organ, although non-endocrine organs can be affected.

Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 2 - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 2 Awareness
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 2 is an autoimmune disorder that affects many hormone-producing glands. It is characterized by the presence of Addison's disease along with autoimmune thyroid disease and/or type 1 diabetes.

Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 3 - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Polyendocrine Syndrome Type 3 Awareness
Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome Type 3 is an autoimmune condition that affects the body's endocrine glands. The syndrome, which typically affects women during middle age, results from failure of the glands to produce their hormones.

Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis - Peach Awareness Ribbons
Peach Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis Awareness
Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis is an uncommon disease characterized by the appearance of a cyclic rash that develops premenstrually. It is considered a hypersensitivity reaction to progesterone.

Autoimmune Retinopathy - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Retinopathy Awareness
Autoimmune Retinopathy is a rare eye disorder in which autoantibodies damage the retina, causing progressive vision loss.

Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Awareness
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura is a syndrome in which a decreased number of circulating platelets (thrombocytopenia) manifests as a bleeding tendency, easy bruising (purpura), or leaking of blood from capillaries into skin and mucous membranes (petechiae).

Autoimmune Thyroiditis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Thyroiditis Awareness
Autoimmune Thyroiditis is a chronic disease in which the body interprets the thyroid glands and its hormone products T3, T4 and TSH as threats, producing antibodies that target the thyroid’s cells.

Autoimmune Urticaria - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Urticaria Awareness
Autoimmune Urticaria causes the immune system to attack the normal tissues of the body, causing hives.

Autoimmune Uveitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Autoimmune Uveitis Awareness
Autoimmune Uveitis is an inflammatory process of the uveal components of the eye due to an autoimmune reaction.

Axonal and Neuronal Neuropathy - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Axonal and Neuronal Neuropathy Awareness
Anonal and Neuronal Neuropathy is a variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease. It is characterized by acute paralysis and loss of reflexes without sensory loss.

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Balo's Disease - Orange Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awareness Ribbons for Balo's Disease Awareness
Balo’s Disease is a rare demyelinating disorder of the central nervous system. It may be considered a rare variant of Multiple Sclerosis.

Behcet's Disease - Light Blue Awareness Ribbons
Light Blue Awareness Ribbons for Behcet's Disease Awareness
Behcet's Disease, also called Behcet's Syndrome, is a rare disorder that causes blood vessel inflammation throughout the body.

Bickerstaff's Encephalitis - Silver Awareness Ribbons
Silver Awareness Ribbons for Bickerstaff's Encephalitis Awareness
Bickerstaff's Brainstem Encephalitis is a rare post-infectious neurological disease.

Benign Mucosal Pemphigoid - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Benign Mucosal Pemphigoid Awareness
Cicatricial Pemphigoid is a rare chronic autoimmune blistering disease.

Bullous Pemphigoid - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Bullous Pemphigoid Awareness
Bullous Pemphigoid is a rare skin condition that causes large, fluid-filled blisters.

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Castleman Disease - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Castleman Disease Awareness
Castleman Disease is a rare disease of lymph nodes and related tissues. Castleman Disease is a lymphoproliferative disorder, meaning there is an abnormal overgrowth of cells of the lymph system that is similar in many ways to lymphomas.

Celiac Disease - Light Green Awareness Ribbons
Light Green Awareness Ribbons for Celiac Disease Awareness
Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.

Chagas Disease - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Chagas Disease Awareness
Chagas Disease is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi (T. cruzi).

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition. The fatigue may worsen with physical or mental activity, but does not improve with rest.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Awareness
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. The disorder is caused by damage to the myelin sheath of the peripheral nerves.

Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis - White Awareness Ribbons
White Awareness Ribbons for Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis Awareness
Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis is an inflammatory bone condition, including recurrent episodes of pain and joint swelling.

Churg-Strauss Syndrome or Eosinophilic Granulomatosis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Churg-Strauss Syndrome or Eosinophilic Granulomatosis Awareness
Churg-Strauss Syndrome is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to vital organs and tissues.

Cicatricial Pemphigoid - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Cicatricial Pemphigoid Awareness
Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid, also known as Cicatricial Pemphigoid, refers to a group of rare chronic autoimmune blistering diseases that predominately affect the mucous membranes.

Cogan's Syndrome - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Cogan's Syndrome Awareness
Cogan’s Syndrome is the combination of hearing loss, vertigo, and inflammation in the eyes, which can be associated with vessel vasculitis in 10-15% of individuals.

Cold Agglutinin Disease - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Cold Agglutinin Disease Awareness
Cold Agglutinin Disease is a rare type of autoimmune hemolytic anemia in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own red blood cells.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Orange Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awareness Ribbons for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a form of chronic pain that usually affects an arm or a leg. CRPS typically develops after an injury, surgery, stroke or heart attack. The pain is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury.

Congenital Heart Block - Red and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Red and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Congenital Heart Block Awareness
Congenital Heart Block is characterized by interference with the transfer of electrical nerve impulses that regulate the normal, rhythmic, pumping action of the heart muscle.

Coxsackie Myocarditis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Coxsackie Myocarditis Awareness
Coxsackie Myocarditis is inflammation and weakness of the heart muscle caused by a viral infection (Coxsackie Virus) that reaches the heart.

CREST Syndrome - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for CREST Syndrome Awareness
CREST Syndrome is an acronym for calcinosis, Raynaud’s Phenomenon, esophageal dysfunction, sclerodactyly, and telangiectasia.

Crohn's Disease - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Crohn's Disease Awareness
Crohn’s Disease belongs to a group of conditions known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBS. Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Dermatitis Herpetiformis - Light Green Awareness Ribbons
Light Green Awareness Ribbons for Dermatitis Herpetiformis Awareness
Dermatitis Herpetiformis is a chronic skin condition caused by a reaction to gluten ingestion.

Dermatomyositis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Dermatomyositis Awareness
Dermatomyositis is an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash.

Dermatomyositis, Childhood - Blue or Gold Awareness Ribbons
Blue or Gold Awareness Ribbons for Dermatomyositis Awareness
Dermatomyositis is an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash. In children, it most often appears between 5 and 15 years of age.

Devic's Disease / Neuromyelitis Optica - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Devic's Disease / Neuromyelitis Optica Awareness
Devic's Disease is an immunological disorder that is often characterized by immune attacks on the optic nerves and the spinal cord.

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 - Blood Drop Awareness Ribbons
Blood Drop Awareness Ribbons for Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 Awareness
Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy.

Discoid Lupus Erythematosus - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Awareness
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic skin condition of sores with inflammation and scarring, typically occurring on the face, ears, and scalp.

Dressler's Syndrome - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Dressler's Syndrome Awareness
Dressler's Syndrome is inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart. Dressler's Syndrome is believed to be an immune system response from events such as a heart attack, surgery or traumatic injury.

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Endometriosis - Yellow Awareness Ribbons
Yellow Awareness Ribbons for Endometriosis Awareness
Endometriosis is the development of uterine-lining tissue outside the uterus.

Enthesitis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Enthesitis Awareness
Enthesitis is inflammation of the entheses, the sites where tendons or ligaments insert into the bone.

Enthesitis-Related Arthritis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Enthesitis-Related Arthritis Awareness
There are many different types of arthritis. Enthesitis-related arthritis is one type. Enthesitis is swelling or inflammation of the entheses, the connective tissue where tendons or ligaments attach to bone.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis - Fuchsia Awareness Ribbons
Fuchsia Awareness Ribbons for Eosinophilic Esophagitis Awareness
Eosinophilic Esophagitis is a chronic allergic/immune condition. A person with Eosinophilic Esophagitis will have inflammation of the esophagus.

Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita Awareness
Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes the skin to blister in response to minor injury.

Erythema Nodosum - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Erythema Nodosm Awareness
Erythema Nodosum is a type of skin inflammation that results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs below the knees.

Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia Awareness
Cryoglobulinemia is a medical condition caused by proteins called cryoglobulins.

Evans Syndrome - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Evans Syndrome Awareness
Evans Syndrome is a very rare autoimmune disorder in which the immune system destroys the body's red blood cells, white blood cells and/or platelets.

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Felty Syndrome - Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Felty Syndrome Awareness
Felty Syndrome is a rare disorder that involves rheumatoid arthritis, a swollen spleen, decreased white blood cell count, and repeated infections.

Fibromyalgia - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Fibromyalgia Awareness
Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues.

Fibrosing Alveolitis - Red and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Red and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Fibrosing Alveolitis Awareness
Fibrosing Alveolitis is a disease of unknown origin involving the gas-exchanging portions of the lungs.

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Gastritis - Yellow Awareness Ribbons
Yellow Awareness Ribbons for Gastritis Awareness
Gastritis is an inflammation, irritation, or erosion of the lining of the stomach. It can occur suddenly or gradually.

Gestational Pemphigoid - Fuchsia Awareness Ribbons
Fuchsia Awareness Ribbons for Gestational Pemphigoid Awareness
Pemphigoid Gestationis is a pregnancy-associated autoimmune skin disorder.

Giant Cell Arteritis / Temporal Arteritis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Giant Cell Arteritis / Temporal Arteritis Awareness
Giant Cell Arteritis, or Temporal Arteritis, is an inflammatory disease affecting the large blood vessels of the scalp, neck and arms. Inflammation causes a narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels, which interrupts blood flow.

Giant Cell Myocarditis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Giant Cell Myocarditis Awareness
Giant Cell Myocarditis is a rare cardiovascular disorder characterized by inflammation of the heart muscle.

Glomerulonephritis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Glomerulonephritis Awareness
Glomerulonephritis is inflammation of the tiny filters in the kidneys (glomeruli). Glomeruli remove excess fluid, electrolytes and waste from the bloodstream.

Goodpasture's Syndrome - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Goodpasture's Syndrome Awareness
Goodpasture Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which substances attack a protein called collagen in the lung's air sacs and the filtering units of the kidneys.

Granulomatosis with Polyangitis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Granulomatosis with Polyangitis Awareness
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis is an uncommon disorder that causes inflammation of the blood vessels in the nose, sinuses, throat, lungs and kidneys. Formerly called Wegener's Granulomatosis, it is one of a group of blood vessel disorders called vasculitis.

Graves' Disease - Light Blue or Paisley Awareness Ribbons
Light Blue and Paisley Awareness Ribbons for Graves' Disease Awareness
Graves' Disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism).

Graves' Ophthalmopathy - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Graves' Ophthalmopathy Awareness
Graves’ Eye Disease, also called Graves’ Ophthalmopathy or Thyroid Eye Disease, is a problem that usually develops in people with an overactive thyroid caused by Graves’ Disease.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Guillain-Barre Syndrome Awareness
Guillain-Barre Syndrome is a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the nerves.

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Hashimoto's Encephalopathy - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbon for Hashimoto's Encephalopathy Awareness
Hashimoto Encephalopathy is characterized by an onset of confusion with altered level of consciousness, seizures, and jerking of muscles (myoclonus). The exact cause of Hashimoto's Encephalopathy is not known, but may involve an autoimmune or inflammatory abnormality.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - Paisley Awareness Ribbons
Paisley Awareness Ribbon for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Awareness
Hashimoto's Disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks the thyroid, a small gland at the base of the neck below the Adam's apple.

Hemolytic Anemia - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Hemolytic Anemia Awareness
Hemolytic Anemia is a condition in which red blood cells are destroyed and removed from the bloodstream before their normal lifespan is over.

Henoch-Schonlein Purpura - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Awareness
Henoch-Schonlein Purpura is a disorder that causes inflammation and bleeding in the small blood vessels in the skin, joints, intestines and kidneys. The most striking feature of Henoch-Schonlein purpura is a purplish rash, typically on the lower legs and buttocks.

Herpes Gestationis / Pemphigoid Gestationis - Fuchsia Awareness Ribbons
Fuchsia Awareness Ribbons for Herpes Gestationis / Pemphigoid Gestationis Awareness
Pemphigoid Gestationis is a rare pregnancy-associated autoimmune skin disease, characterised by an itchy rash that develops into blisters.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa - Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness
Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a rare, long-term skin condition that features small, painful lumps under the skin.

Hypogammaglobulinemia - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hypogammalobulinemia Awareness
Hypogammaglobulinemia is an immune disorder characterized by a reduction in all types of gamma globulins, including antibodies that help fight infection.

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Idiopathic Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases - Orange Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awareness Ribbons for Idiopathic Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases Awareness
Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases are a collection of multiple sclerosis variants, sometimes considered different diseases, but considered by others to form a spectrum differing only in terms of chronicity, severity, and clinical course.

IgA Nephropathy - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for IgA Nephropathy Awareness
IgA Nephropathy, also known as Berger's Disease, is a kidney disease that occurs when IgA deposits build up in the kidneys, causing inflammation that damages kidney tissues.

IgG4-Related Sclerosing Disease - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for IgG4-Related Sclerosing Disease Awareness
Immunoglobulin G4-Related Disease is an immune-mediated condition comprised of a collection of disorders that share features including tumor-like swelling of involved organs, a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate enriched in IgG4-positive plasma cells, and a variable degree of fibrosis that has a characteristic "storiform" pattern.

Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura Awareness
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets, the cells that help blood clot.

Inclusion Body Myositis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Inclusion Body Myositis Awareness
Inclusion Body Myositis is one of the inflammatory myopathies, a group of muscle diseases that involves inflammation of the muscles or associated tissues. A myopathy is a muscle disease, and inflammation is response to cell damage.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Awareness
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Types of IBD include: Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Intermediate Uveitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Intermediate Uveitis Awareness
Intermediate Uveitis refers to inflammation localized to the vitreous and peripheral retina.

Interstitial Cystitis - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Interstitial Cystitis Awareness
Interstitial Cystitis, also called painful bladder syndrome, is a chronic condition causing bladder pressure, bladder pain and sometimes pelvic pain.

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Juvenile Arthritis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Juvenile Arthritis Awareness
Juvenile Arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which there is inflammation of the synovium (the tissue that lines the inside of the joints) in children aged 16 or younger.

Juvenile Diabetes / Type 1 Diabetes - Blood Drop Awareness Ribbons
Blood Drop Awareness Ribbons for Juvenile Diabetes / Type 1 Diabetes Awareness
Juvenile Diabetes / Type 1 Diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

Juvenile Myositis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Juvenile Myositis Awareness
Juvenile Myositis, including Juvenile Dermatomyositis and Juvenile Polymyositis, is a group of rare and life-threatening autoimmune diseases, in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues.

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Kawasaki Disease - Red or Orange and Red Awareness Ribbons
Red or Orange and Red Awareness Ribbons for Kawasaki Disease Awareness
Kawasaki Disease, also known as Kawasaki Syndrome or Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome, affects children and includes several symptoms including fever, rash, swelling of the hands and feet, irritation and redness of the whites of the eyes, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and irritation and inflammation of the mouth, lips and throat.

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Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome Awareness
Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome is an autoimmune disease, a disease in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues. The attack occurs at the connection between nerves and muscles and interferes with the ability of nerve cells to send signals to muscle cells.

Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis Awareness
Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis is a term commonly used to denote a small-vessel vasculitis.

Lichen Planus - Lavender and White Awareness Ribbons
Lavender and White Awareness Ribbons for Lichen Planus Awareness
Lichen Planus is an inflammatory condition that can affect the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. On the skin, lichen planus usually appears as purplish, often itchy, flat-topped bumps, developing over several weeks. In the mouth, vagina and other areas covered by a mucous membrane, lichen planus forms lacy white patches, sometimes with painful sores.

Lichen Sclerosus - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Lichen Sclerosus Awareness
Lichen Sclerosus is an uncommon condition that creates patchy, white skin that appears thinner than normal. It usually affects the genital and anal areas.

Ligneous Conjunctivitis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Ligneous Conjunctivitis Awareness
Ligneous Conjunctivitis is a rare form of Chronic Conjunctivitis characterized by recurrent, fibrin-rich pseudomembranous lesions of wood-like consistency that develop mainly on the underside of the eyelid.

Linear IgA Disease - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Linear IgA Disease Awareness
Linear Immunoglobulin A Dermatosis is an autoimmune subepidermal vesiculobullous disease, previously referred to as Chronic Bullous Dermatosis.

Lupus - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Lupus Awareness
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems, including the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.

Lupus Nephritis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Lupus Nephritis Awareness
Lupus Nephritis is the medical name for kidney swelling and irritation that is caused by lupus. The most severe kind of Lupus Nephritis is proliferative nephritis, which causes scars on the kidneys.

Lupus Vasculitis - Red and Purple Awareness Ribbons
Red and Purple Awareness Ribbons for Lupus Vasculitis Awareness
Lupus Vasculitis is an inflammation of the blood vessels as a result of lupus antibodies.

Lyme Disease - Lime Green Awareness Ribbons
Lime Green Awareness Ribbons for Lyme Disease Awareness
Lyme Disease is a bacterial infection from the bite of an infected tick. At first, Lyme Disease causes symptoms such as rash, fever, headache, and fatigue. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart, and nervous system.

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Meniere's Disease - Silver and Gold Awareness Ribbons
Silver and Gold Awareness Ribbons for Meniere's Disease Awareness
Meniere's Disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear. In most cases, Meniere's Disease affects only one ear.

Microscopic Colitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Microscopic Colitis Awareness
Microscopic Colitis is an inflammation of the large intestine that causes persistent watery diarrhea. The disorder gets its name from the necessity to examine colon tissue under a microscope to identify the condition.

Microscopic Polyangiitis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Microscopic Polyangiitis Awareness
Microscopic Polyangiitis is the result of blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis), which can damage organ systems. The areas most commonly affected include the kidneys, lung, nerves, skin, and joints.

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease - Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Awareness
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease is a term used by some doctors to describe a disorder characterized by features of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Sclerosis, and Polymyositis. Raynaud Phenomenon, joint pains, various skin abnormalities, muscle weakness, and problems with internal organs can develop.

Mooren's Ulcer - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Mooren's Ulcer Awareness
Mooren's Ulcer is a rare, painful, inflammatory condition affecting one or both eyes that results in the destruction of corneal tissue.

Morphea - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Morphea Awareness
Morphea, also known as Localized Scleroderma, is a disorder characterized by excessive collagen deposits leading to thickening of the dermis, subcutaneous tissues, or both.

Mucha-Habermann Disease - Red and White Polka Dots Awareness Ribbons
Red and White Polka Dots Awareness Ribbons for Mucha-Habermann Disease Awareness
Mucha-Habermann Disease, also known as Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta or PLEVA, is a rare skin disorder.

Multifocal Motor Neuropathy - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Multifocal Motor Neuropathy Awareness
Multifocal Motor Neuropathy is characterized by progressive, asymmetric muscle weakness and atrophy.

Multiple Sclerosis / MS - Orange Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awaerness Ribbons for Multiple Sclerosis / MS Awareness
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a potentially disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) that covers nerve fibers.

Myasthenia Gravis - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Myasthenia Gravis Awareness
Myasthenia Gravis is characterized by weakness and rapid fatigue of any of the muscles under voluntary control. Myasthenia Gravis is caused by a breakdown in the normal communication between nerves and muscles.

Myocarditis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Myocarditis Awareness
Myocarditis is a disease marked by inflammation and damage of the heart muscle.

Myositis / Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Myositis / Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis Awareness
Myositis means inflammation of the muscles. Two specific kinds of myositis are Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the trunk of the body. Dermatomyositis causes muscle weakness and a skin rash.

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Narcolepsy - Black Awareness Ribbons
Black Awareness Ribbons for Narcolepsy
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder that causes overwhelming daytime drowsiness.

Neonatal Lupus - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Neonatal Lupus Awareness
Neonatal lupus is a rare acquired autoimmune disorder that is present at birth. Affected infants often develop a characteristic red rash or skin eruption.

Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder / Devic's Disease - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder / Devic's Disease Awareness
Neuromyelitis Optica, also known as Devic's Disease or Devic's Syndrome, is a condition consisting of the inflammation and demyelination of the optic nerve and spinal cord.

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Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid Awareness
Ocular Cicatricial Pemphigoid is a form of Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid that affects the eyes.

Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome - Yellow and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Yellow and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome Awareness
Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome is characterized by opsoclonus, myoclonus, ataxia, and behavioral and sleep disorders.

Optic Neuritis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Optic Neuritis Awareness
Optic Neuritis is inflammation that damages the optic nerve, a bundle of nerve fibers that transmit visual information from the eye to the brain.

Ord's Thyroiditis - Paisley Awareness Ribbons
Paisley Awareness Ribbons for Ord's Thyroiditis Awareness
Ord's Thyroiditis is a common form of thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease where the body's own antibodies fight the cells of the thyroid.

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Palindromic Rheumatism - Blue Awareness Ribbon
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Palindromic Rheumatism Awareness
Palindromic Rheumatism is a rare episodic form of inflammatory arthritis. Between attacks, the symptoms disappear and the affected joints go back to normal, with no lasting damage.

PANDAS - Lime Green Awareness Ribbons
Lime Green Awareness Ribbons for PANDAS Awareness
PANDAS is short for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when obsessive compulsive disorder and/or tic disorders suddenly appear following a strep infection or the symptoms of OCD or tic symptoms suddenly become worse following a strep infection.

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria Awareness
Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria is an acquired disease. In Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, a change occurs in the stem cells in the body. The stem cell change causes lifelong production of cells that are missing important protective proteins. Without these proteins, the body’s natural defense system destroys PNH red blood cells. This destruction is known as hemolysis.

Parry Romberg Syndrome - Lime Green Awareness Ribbons
Lime Green Awareness Ribbons for Parry Romberg Syndrome Awareness
Parry–Romberg Syndrome is a rare disease characterized by progressive shrinkage and degeneration of the tissues beneath the skin, usually on only one side of the face, but occasionally extending to other parts of the body.

Pars Planitis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Pars Planitis Awareness
Pars Planitis is a disease of the eye that is characterized by inflammation of the narrowed area (pars plana) between the iris and the choroid.

Parsonage-Turner Syndrome - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Parsonage-Turner Syndrome Awareness
Parsonage Turner Syndrome is characterized by the sudden onset of shoulder and upper arm pain followed by progressive weakness and/or atrophy of the affected area. The pain is felt along the path of one or more nerves and often has no obvious physical cause.

Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus - Lime Green Awareness Ribbons
Lime Green Awareness Ribbons for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus Awareness
PANDAS stands for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection. It is an autoimmune condition initially triggered by strep infections. PANDAS results in inflammation of the brain and induces a sudden onset of movement disorders, neuropsychiatric symptoms and abnormal neurologic behaviors.

Pemphigus Vulgaris - Orange Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awareness Ribbons for Pemphigus Vulgaris Awareness
Pemphigus Vulgaris is a rare autoimmune disease that causes painful blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.

Peripheral Neuropathy - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness
Peripheral Neuropathy, a result of damage to the peripheral nerves, often causes weakness, numbness and pain, usually in the hands and feet.

Perivenous Encephalomyelitis - Silver Awareness Ribbons
Silver Awareness Ribbons for Perivenous Encephalomyelitis Awareness
Perivenous demyelination is the pathological hallmark of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis. Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis is characterized by a brief but widespread attack of inflammation in the brain and spinal cord that damages myelin, the protective covering of nerve fibers.

Pernicious Anemia - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Pernicious Anemia Awareness
When the body cannot make enough healthy red blood cells because it lacks vitamin B-12, it is known as pernicious anemia. This disorder was originally believed to be fatal (“pernicious” means deadly). It is currently treated with B-12 pills or shots.

Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta / PLEVA - Red and White Polka Dots Awareness Ribbons
Red and White Polka Dots Awareness Ribbons for Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta / PLEVA Awareness
Pityriasis Lichenoides et Varioliformis Acuta (PLEVA) is the acute form of an inflammatory skin condition called Pityriasis Lichenoides. People with PLEVA may develop a few to more than one hundred scaling papules which may become filled with blood and/or pus, or erode into crusted red-brown spots.

POEMS Syndrome - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for POEMS Awareness
POEMS syndrome (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, Monoclonal protein, Skin changes) is characterized by the presence of a monoclonal plasma cell disorder, peripheral neuropathy, and other associated symptoms.

Polyarteritis Nodosa - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Polyarteritis Nodosa Awareness
Polyarteritis Nodosa is a rare disease that results from blood vessel inflammation (vasculitis) causing injury to organ systems.

Polyglandular Syndromes Type I, II, III - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Polyglandular Syndromes Type I, II, III Awareness
Polyglandular Syndromes Type I, II, III are characterized by sequential or simultaneous deficiencies in the function of several endocrine glands that have a common cause.

Polymyalgia Rheumatica - Red or Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Red or Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Polymyalgia Rheumatica Awareness
Polymyalgia Rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness, especially in the shoulders.

Polymyositis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Polymyositis Awareness
Polymyositis is an uncommon inflammatory disease that causes muscle weakness affecting both sides of the body.

Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome Awareness
Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome typically occurs after a heart surgery, myocardial infarction (heart attack), or injury. It is thought to occur when the immune system responds excessively following one of these events.

Postpericardiotomy Syndrome - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Postpericardiotomy Syndrome Awareness
Postpericardiotomy Syndrome refers to an immune phenomenon that occurs days to months after surgical incision of the pericardium.

Primary Biliary Cholangitis (formerly Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Awareness
Primary Biliary Cholangitis, previously called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, is a chronic disease in which the bile ducts in the liver are slowly destroyed due to an immune response.

Primary Immunodeficiency - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Primary Immunodeficiency Awareness
Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders, also called Primary Immune Disorders or Primary Immunodeficiency, weaken the immune system, allowing infections and other health problems to occur more easily. Many people with primary immunodeficiency are born missing some of the body's immune defenses or with the immune system not working properly.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Awareness
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis is a disease of the bile ducts. In primary sclerosing cholangitis, inflammation causes scars within the bile ducts. These scars make the ducts hard and narrow and gradually cause liver damage.

Progesterone Dermatitis - Peach Awareness Ribbons
Peach Awareness Ribbons for Progesterone Dermatitis Awareness
Autoimmune Progesterone Dermatitis is characterized by a recurrent skin rash that varies in severity depending on the phase of the menstrual cycle.

Progressive Inflammatory Neuropathy - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Progressive Inflammatory Neuropathy Awareness
Inflammatory Neuropathies can be caused by infections or an autoimmune process. In most cases the immune system attacks the nerves, which causes neuropathy.

Psoriasis - Orange and Lavender Awareness Ribbons
Orange and Lavender Awareness Ribbons for Psoriasis Awareness
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that speeds up the life cycle of skin cells. It causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are itchy and sometimes painful.

Psoriatic Arthritis - Orange and Lavender Awareness Ribbons
Orange and Lavender Awareness Ribbons for Psoriatic Arthritis Awareness
Psoriatic Arthritis is a form of arthritis that affects some people who have psoriasis, a condition that features red patches of skin topped with silvery scales.

Pure Red Cell Aplasia - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Pure Red Cell Aplasia Awareness
Pure Red Cell Aplasia is a condition in which the bone marrow stops making red blood cells, causing anemia as well as the absence of young red cells.

Pyoderma Gangrenosum - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Pyoderma Gangrenosum Awareness
Pyoderma Gangrenosum is a condition that causes tissue to become necrotic, resulting in deep ulcers that usually occur on the legs. Ulcers initially look like small bug bites or papules, and they progress to larger ulcers.

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Raynaud's Phenomenon - Purple, Red and White Awareness Ribbons
Purple, Red and White Awareness Ribbons for Raynaud's Phenomenon Awareness Raynaud's Disease causes some areas of the body, such as the fingers and toes, to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. In Raynaud's Disease, smaller arteries that supply blood to the skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to affected areas (vasospasm).

Reactive Arthritis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Reactive Arthritis Awareness
Reactive Arthritis is joint pain and swelling triggered by an infection in another part of the body, most often the intestines, genitals or urinary tract. Reactive arthritis usually targets the knees and joints of the ankles and feet.

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy - Orange Awareness Ribbons
Orange Awareness Ribbons for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Awareness
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, is a rare disorder of the sympathetic nervous system characterized by chronic, severe pain.

Relapsing Polychondritis - Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness
Relapsing Polychondritis is a rare condition characterized by recurrent inflammation of cartilage and other tissues throughout the body.

Restless Legs Syndrome - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Restless Legs Syndrome Awareness
Restless Legs Syndrome, also called Willis-Ekbom Disease, causes unpleasant or uncomfortable sensations in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. Symptoms commonly occur in the late afternoon or evening hours, and are often most severe at night when a person is resting, such as sitting or lying in bed.

Retroperitoneal Fibrosis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Retroperitoneal Fibrosis Awareness
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis is a progressive disorder in which the ureters and other abdominal organs/vessels become blocked by a fibrous mass and inflammation in the back of the abdomen.

Rheumatic Fever - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Rheumatic Fever Awareness
Rheumatic Fever is an inflammatory disease that can develop as a complication of inadequately treated strep throat or scarlet fever.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons
Purple and Blue Awareness Ribbons for Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just the joints. In some people, the condition also can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart and blood vessels. An autoimmune disorder, rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own tissues.

Rheumatoid Vasculitis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Rheumatoid Vasculitis Awareness
Rheumatoid Vasculitis is a condition that causes blood vessels to be inflamed. It occurs in some people who have had rheumatoid arthritis for a long time.

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Sarcoidosis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Sarcoidosis Awareness
Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease characterized by the formation of granulomas, tiny clumps of inflammatory cells, in one or more organs of the body.

Schnitzler Syndrome - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Schnitzler Syndrome Awareness
Schnitzler Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by a chronic reddish rash that resembles hives and elevated levels of a specific protein in the blood (monoclonal IgM gammopathy).

Scleritis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Scleritis Awareness
Scleritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the white outer coating of the eye, known as the sclera.

Scleroderma - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Scleroderma Awareness
Scleroderma, or Systemic Sclerosis, is a chronic connective tissue disease classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases. The word scleroderma comes from two Greek words: “sclero” meaning hard, and “derma” meaning skin. Hardening of the skin is one of the most visible manifestations of the disease.

Sjogren's Syndrome - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Sjogren's Syndrome Awareness
Sjögren's Syndrome is an inflammatory disease that can affect many different parts of the body, but most often affects the tear ducts and salivary glands.

Sperm and Testicular Autoimmunity - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Sperm and Testicular Autoimmunity Awareness
There are three types of sperm autoimmunity: 1) that associated with genital tract obstruction 2) that accompanied by testicular inflammation, and 3) a spontaneously occurring type that does not present with either of the preceding associated features.

Stiff Person Syndrome - Orange and Yellow Awareness Ribbons
Orange and Yellow Awareness Ribbons for Stiff Person Syndrome Awareness
Stiff-Person Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by fluctuating muscle rigidity in the trunk and limbs and a heightened sensitivity to stimuli such as noise, touch, and emotional distress, which can set off muscle spasms.

Susac's Syndrome - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Susac's Syndrome Awareness
Susac's Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by impaired brain function, partial or complete blockage of the small arteries and capillaries that supply blood to the retina, and inner ear disease.

Sydenham Chorea - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Sydenham Chorea Awareness
Sydenham Chorea is a rare neurological disorder characterized by sudden onset chorea (random-appearing, continuous involuntary movements, which can affect the entire body).

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus / SLE - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus / SLE Awareness
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus / SLE is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs.

Systemic Scleroderma - Teal Awareness Ribbons
Teal Awareness Ribbons for Systemic Scleroderma Awareness
Systemic Scleroderma is an autoimmune disorder that affects the skin and internal organs. The word scleroderma means hard skin in Greek, and the condition is characterized by the buildup of scar tissue in the skin and other organs.

Sympathetic Ophthalmia - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Sympathetic Ophthalmia Awareness
Sympathetic Ophthalmia is a rare, bilateral granulomatous uveitis that occurs after either surgical or accidental trauma to one eye.

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Takayasu's Arteritis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Takayasu's Arteritis Awareness
Takayasu's Arteritis is a rare type of vasculitis, a group of disorders that cause blood vessel inflammation. In Takayasu's Arteritis, the inflammation damages the aorta, the large artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body, and its main branches.

Temporal Arteritis / Giant Cell Arteritis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Temporal Arteritis / Giant Cell Arteritis Awareness
Temporal Arteritis is a condition in which the temporal arteries become inflamed or damaged. It is also known as Cranial Arteritis or Giant Cell Arteritis.

Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Awareness
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets, the cells that help blood clot.

Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome Awareness
Tolosa Hunt Syndrome is a rare condition characterized by painful ophthalmoplegia (paralysis and/or weakness of the eye muscles).

Transverse Myelitis - Blue Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons for Transverse Myelitis Awareness
Transverse Myelitis is inflammation of the spinal cord, a major part of the central nervous system. The term myelitis refers to inflammation of the spinal cord; transverse refers to the pattern of changes in sensation.

Type 1 Diabetes - Blood Drop Awareness Ribbons
Blood Drop Awareness Ribbons for Type 1 Diabetes Awareness
Type 1 Diabetes (previously called Insulin-Dependent or Juvenile Diabetes) is usually diagnosed in children, teens, and young adults, but can develop at any age. Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin.

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Ulcerative Colitis - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Ulcerative Colitis Awareness
Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in the digestive tract.

Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease
The term Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease is used to describe a condition in people who have symptoms and lab test results that indicate a systemic autoimmune disorder or connective tissue disease, but which do not meet enough characteristics to indicate a diagnosis for a well-defined connective tissue disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) or scleroderma.

Urticaria - Red and White Polka Dots Awareness Ribbons
Red and White Polka Dots Awareness Ribbons for Urticaria Awareness
Hives (urticaria) are red, itchy welts that result from a skin reaction. The welts vary in size and appear and fade repeatedly as the reaction runs its course.

Urticarial Vasculitis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Urticarial Vasculitis Awareness
Urticarial Vasculitis is a variant of Cutaneous Small Vessel Vasculitis, characterised by inflamed and reddened patches on the skin. These patches appear to resemble hives, but when the skin is examined closely under a microscope, vasculitis is found (inflamed blood vessels).

Uveitis - Green Awareness Ribbons
Green Awareness Ribbons for Uveitis Awareness
Uveitis is an inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uvea).

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Vasculitis - Red Awareness Ribbons
Red Awareness Ribbons for Vasculitis Awareness
Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessels. It causes changes in the blood vessel walls, including thickening, weakening, narrowing or scarring. These changes can restrict blood flow, resulting in organ and tissue damage.

Vitiligo - Purple Awareness Ribbons
Purple Awareness Ribbons for Vitiligo Awareness
Vitiligo is a disease that causes the loss of skin color in blotches.

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease - Zebra Awareness Ribbons
Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Vog-Koyanagi-Harada Disease Awareness
Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease is a rare disorder of unknown origin that affects many body systems. The most noticeable symptom is a rapid loss of vision. There may also be neurological signs such as severe headache, vertigo, nausea, and drowsiness.

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