Recent Examples of autoimmune from the Web
Every day, 50-year-old Kathy Collins has to take 27 pills in her fight against the autoimmune disease, Lupus.
This autoimmune disorder of the West need not prove fatal if the West also has something to say for itself, an affirmative case for its values and vision.
It is not known why some people develop CRPS while others with the same injury don’t, although genetics and high levels of inflammation seen in those with autoimmune conditions such as asthma may play a role.
Yet sex influences many common conditions, including heart diseases, autoimmune diseases and asthma.
Scientific-instruments maker PerkinElmer said Euroimmun Medical Laboratory Diagnostics AG will help expand its reach into autoimmune and allergy diagnostic markets.
An autoimmune disease where the body destroys its own insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, T1D is often misunderstood, which is why the awareness-building aspect of the youth ambassador role is so important.
A woman in her 60s with an autoimmune disease, mixed connective tissue disease, and degenerative arthritis, was diagnosed with chronic Lyme and underwent more than 10 years of alternative therapies.
The team is also interested in seeing whether this process could benefit people with skin conditions like vitiligo, an autoimmune disease where parts of the skin stop producing melanin, causing a patchy appearance.
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Any healthy body produces a variety of antibodies, proteins in the blood whose job is to protect the body from unwanted bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. The cells and organs that deal with such infections make up the immune system. In some people and animals, for various reasons, the antibodies become overactive and turn on the body's healthy tissues as well; the result is an autoimmune disease—an immune response directed against one's own self. More than eighty autoimmune diseases have been identified, the best-known being type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
First Known Use of autoimmune
Medical Definition of autoimmune
: of, relating to, or caused by antibodies or T cells that attack molecules, cells, or tissues of the organism producing them autoimmune diseases
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