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What are autoimmune diseases?

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Dr. Gary Steven answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

These are problems in which your immune system is making antibodies against your own tissues. See your doctor to start the evaluation for what the specific problem is and how best to deal with it.

Answered Sep 22, 2013

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan answered

Specializes in Rheumatology

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc.

Answered Apr 3, 2019

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