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What are auto immune connective tissue diseases, and are they common?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Immunity against oneself

Autoimmune means you're making an immune response against yourself.
There are a variety of different autoimmune diseases. These include lupus erythematosus. Rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis scleroderma and overlap syndromes. Each are evaluated differently. Although not common they are not uncommon.

In brief: Immunity against oneself

Autoimmune means you're making an immune response against yourself.
There are a variety of different autoimmune diseases. These include lupus erythematosus. Rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis scleroderma and overlap syndromes. Each are evaluated differently. Although not common they are not uncommon.
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