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How do people catch autoimmune diseases?

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Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Not caught

People with a predisposition to an autoimmune disease might develop one following an acute infectious process, however, they are not thought to be directly caught as in the case of a virus.
Autoimmune disease is due to an underlying defect in immune regulation that varies by condition.

In brief: Not caught

People with a predisposition to an autoimmune disease might develop one following an acute infectious process, however, they are not thought to be directly caught as in the case of a virus.
Autoimmune disease is due to an underlying defect in immune regulation that varies by condition.
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
Dr. HENRY LEGERE
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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not contagious

Autoimmune diseases are not infectious or contagious.
However, a tendency toward developing autoimmune disease can be inherited.

In brief: Not contagious

Autoimmune diseases are not infectious or contagious.
However, a tendency toward developing autoimmune disease can be inherited.
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dr. Katherine Brown
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