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What is an autoimmune disease ?

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune diseases

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in .
As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc.

In brief: Autoimmune diseases

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in .
As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc.
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Body against itself

In some instances the body responds in an aberrant way and destroys its own cells and tissues.
The response may consist of auto-antibodies, as in hemolytic anemia, lupus, or abnormal cells, as in hashimoto; usually both components are involved.

In brief: Body against itself

In some instances the body responds in an aberrant way and destroys its own cells and tissues.
The response may consist of auto-antibodies, as in hemolytic anemia, lupus, or abnormal cells, as in hashimoto; usually both components are involved.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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