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How common are most autoimmune diseases?

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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Less than 1%

About 3% of americans, for example, have an autoimmune disease.
Common ones include thyroid problems, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitiligo. Most affect 1% of people or less. Autoimmune diseases are 3x more common in women and in people with a family history.

In brief: Less than 1%

About 3% of americans, for example, have an autoimmune disease.
Common ones include thyroid problems, type 1 (juvenile) diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and vitiligo. Most affect 1% of people or less. Autoimmune diseases are 3x more common in women and in people with a family history.
Dr. Angus Worthing
Dr. Angus Worthing
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Autoimmune disease

It really depends on the autoimmune disease.
Celiac is a much more common autoimmune disease, than say, lupus or psoriasis.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

It really depends on the autoimmune disease.
Celiac is a much more common autoimmune disease, than say, lupus or psoriasis.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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