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I hear autoimmune disorders described as an overactive immune system. does that mean those people can never get sick?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: To the contrary, some autoimmune diseases carry an increased risk of serious infection. Autoimmunity may interfere with the body's defense against infection.

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