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A 29-year-old male asked:

If the immune system attacks and destroys nerves and nerve cells in entire body leaving the brain untouched would the human body just be a skeleton?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Anatomy: There's much more to the body than nerves and bones. Immune disorders don't "eat away" tissue. They cause inflammation that renders the tissue less efficient. Keep up your interest in human biology. It's a fascinating study.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: No that is not quite how it works. You need to have discussion with your neurologist about your symptoms.

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