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The autoimmune system is the mechanism used by the body to protect itself from infection and limit the spread of problematic bacteria, microbes, parasites and other infection-causing agents, according to the National Ins... More »

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Autoimmune diseases are disorders that occur when the immune response acts against the healthy tissues in the body by mistake. There are more than 80 disorders that occur due to this action, as stated by MedlinePlus. More »

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Autoimmune disease refers to disorders that occur when the body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy cells of the body itself. These differ from other diseases in which the immune system attacks and destroys fore... More »

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