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can the immune system attack and damage certain nerves in the brain if targeted and if so what would cause this?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes it can.: The classical example is multiple sclerosis in which the covering on the nerves gets attacked and damaged by the immune system leading to short-circuiting in nerve conduction.
Answered on Aug 10, 2013

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