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What is the difference between an immune disorder vs an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Autoimmune vs Immune

Autoimmune diseases are ones which your own immune system attacks your body.
Examples are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many others. Immune disorders are ones which your own immune system fails to respond normally to infections, resulting in frequent infections. Examples are common variable immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency, aggamglobulinemia, hiv/aids, and many others.

In brief: Autoimmune vs Immune

Autoimmune diseases are ones which your own immune system attacks your body.
Examples are rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and many others. Immune disorders are ones which your own immune system fails to respond normally to infections, resulting in frequent infections. Examples are common variable immunodeficiency, severe combined immunodeficiency, aggamglobulinemia, hiv/aids, and many others.
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