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Can you tell me what autoimmune diseases are?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Body attacks itself

Autoimmunity is when the infection-fighting system turns against the body.
Examples include many cases of hypothyroidism, some joint problems (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), ms, psorias and inflammatory bowel disease (eg, crohn's).

In brief: Body attacks itself

Autoimmunity is when the infection-fighting system turns against the body.
Examples include many cases of hypothyroidism, some joint problems (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), ms, psorias and inflammatory bowel disease (eg, crohn's).
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune disease is simply the bodies own immune system, especially the antibodies, somehow act foolish and start to recognize our own 'self' proteins as foreign and end up attacking them. Kind of a deranged immune system.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune disease is simply the bodies own immune system, especially the antibodies, somehow act foolish and start to recognize our own 'self' proteins as foreign and end up attacking them. Kind of a deranged immune system.
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