Autoimmune diseases are disorders in which the body's immune system reacts against some of its own tissue and produces antibodies to attack itself.
To better understand autoimmune diseases, one must understand how
The immune system is a network of organs, cells and molecules that work together to defend the body against attacks by foreign (not of the body) invaders such as germs, bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. When one of these invaders (antigens) tries to break...
A study has linked vitamin D deficiency with an increased risk for cancer and autoimmune diseases like MS, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis... Read more »
We didn’t realize just how ill my mother was. As my mother walked into the emergency department, her shockingly low hemoglobin (Hb)... Read more »
Scientists studying genetic links to autoimmune disorders have made the news again this week with research linking 30 genes to autoimmune... Read more »
Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
CausesAs with other autoimmune disorders, the exact cause of MS is unknown. A combination of environmental and genetic factors likely plays a... Read more »