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What's an autoantibody?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Against itself
Antibody=protein your body makes to get rid off/attack a substance it considered foreign.
Autoantibody refers to antiboby that is produced which attack its own body tissues. Famous example: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, some nephropathies (kidney diseases) etc..Have fun learning. Good luck.

In brief: Against itself
Antibody=protein your body makes to get rid off/attack a substance it considered foreign.
Autoantibody refers to antiboby that is produced which attack its own body tissues. Famous example: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, autoimmune thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatic heart disease, some nephropathies (kidney diseases) etc..Have fun learning. Good luck.
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