PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are immune system disorders?

ANSWER

Immune system disorders cause abnormally low activity or overactivity of the immune system. In cases of immune system overactivity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues. These conditions are called autoimmune diseases. On the other hand, immune deficiency diseases decrease the body's ability to fight invaders, causing vulnerability to infections.

From: What Are Autoimmune Disorders? WebMD Medical Reference

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

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the risks of anesthesia?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.

    Other Answers On: