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An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. This may be restricted to certain organs (e.g. in autoimmune thyroiditis) or involve a particular tissue in different places. The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immunosuppression—medication that decreases the immune response. A large number of autoimmune diseases are recognized. A major understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases has been the application of genome wide association scans that have identified a striking degree of genetic sharing among the autoimmune diseases.
Related Journals of Autoimmune Diseases
Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research, Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome, Innate Immunity & Immunological Disorders, Journal of Allergy & Therapy, Journal of Autoimmunity, Autoimmunity, Genes and Immunity, Cellular Immunology, European Journal of Immunology, Immunology and Cell Biology, Cellular & Molecular Immunology, Advances in Immunology