autoimmune disease

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n autoimmune disease any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
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Usage


In news:

Celiac disease , also known as gluten intolerance, is a chronic autoimmune disease localized in the small intestine.
Celiac disease (CD) is an inherited autoimmune disorder characterized by chronic inflammation of the small intestinal mucosa.
Drug already approved for variety of autoimmune diseases.
Eggs from the pig whipworm are being tested as a treatment for Crohn's disease and other autoimmune disorders.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which a body's immune cells mistakenly attack myelin — a protective sheath around nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.
Approximately 27,000 Oregonians are currently diagnosed with this autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons.
I keep hearing the term "autoimmune disease".
Scientists believe that immune cells mistake fat cells for intruders, such as bacteria or viruses, which sets off the inflammatory reaction, which leads to autoimmune diseases.
The singer revealed two years ago that she has the potentially deadly autoimmune disease.
Toni Braxton has been hospitalized in Los Angeles with complications relating to the autoimmune disease Lupus .
This autoimmune disease appears to raise risk for preeclampsia.
Like many autoimmune diseases, the cause of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, lupus) is unknown, but it is thought that environmental factors trigger the disease in genetically predisposed people.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own joints and tissues.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an Autoimmune disease that affects mainly the joints.
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In science:

Mechanisms of disease: the role of intestinal barrier function in the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal autoimmune diseases. Nat Clin Pract Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2005 Sep;2(9):416 -22.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Sakaguchi, S., Sakaguchi, N., Asano, M., Itoh, M. & Toda, M. Immunologic self-tolerance maintained by activated T cells expressing IL-2 receptor achains (CD25). Breakdown of a single mechanism of self-tolerance causes various autoimmune diseases. J.
Recent Developments in Immune Network Theory including a concept for an HIV Vaccine
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