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What is autoimmunity?

 

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Sometimes the immune system can mistake your body's own cells as germs and will attack them.  This attack can affect almost any part of the body.  The attack sometimes affects many parts of the body at once.  This "friendly fire," an attack against the body that the immune system is supposed to defend, is called "autoimmunity."

For more information on autoimmunity:  http://www.aarda.org/common_thread.php

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