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autoimmune/au·to·im·mune/ (-ĭ-mūn´) directed against the body's own tissue; see under disease and response.
autoimmuneadjective Referring to an immune response to self-antigens.
autoimmuneadjective Referring to an immune response to self antigens
Patient discussion about autoimmune
Q. Why does the body attack itself in autoimmune diseases? And if it’s possible - How come it doesn’t happen most of the time?
Q. I heard that omega 3 is good for autoimmune diseases- is that true? I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and I take all sort of anti inflammatory drugs. And I heard I can take omega 3 and I’ll be able to cut down the medication.
Q. My boy has diabetes. Recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. What is it and what can be the reason for this? My boy has diabetes. recently he was diagnosed with vitiligo. Our doctor said that he hopes it not a polyglandular autoimmune syndrome. what is vitiligo and what does this big phrase (polyglandular autoimmune syndrome) mean?
Normally vitiligo is not related with other disease like diabetes. However a little inheritance may include in the occurence of vitiligo.