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Autoimmune diseases (symptom description): Autoimmune diseases is listed as a type of or related-symptom for symptom Immune symptoms.
Autoimmune diseases (symptom description): For a medical symptom description of 'Autoimmune diseases', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Immune symptoms (type of symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Autoimmune diseases' may be possible.
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Autoimmune diseases (medical condition): For a medical symptom description of 'Autoimmune diseases', the following disease information may be relevant to the symptoms: Autoimmune diseases (disease information). However, numerous other possible causes of the symptom may be possible.
Autoimmune diseases (medical condition): A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
Autoimmune diseases: The word "auto" is the Greek word for self. The immune system is a complicated network of cells and cell components (called molecules) that normally work to defend the body and eliminate infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and other invading microbes. If a person has an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakenly attacks self, targeting the cells, tissues, and organs of a person's own body. A collection of immune system cells and molecules at a target site is broadly referred to as inflammation. (Source: excerpt from Understanding Autoimmune Disease: NIAID)
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