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What are autoimmune disorders?

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Immune system disorders cause abnormal activity in the immune system. In cases of immune system overactivity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues. These conditions are called autoimmune diseases. Treatment for autoimmune diseases generally focuses on reducing immune system activity.

SOURCES: Goldman, L. Saunders, 2007. Firestein, G. W.B. Saunders Company, 2008.

Cecil Medicine, Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology,

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 14, 2018

SOURCES: Goldman, L. Saunders, 2007. Firestein, G. W.B. Saunders Company, 2008.

Cecil Medicine, Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology,

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 14, 2018

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