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Autoimmune disorder

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022
the role of epigenetic mechanisms and processes in autoimmune disorders. "the role of epigenetic mechanisms and processes in autoimmune disorders.", by Greer JM, McCombe PA. f3-btt-6-307: Summary of factors that may lead to the development of autoimmunity.Notes: Underlying genetic factors, such as polymorphisms or mutations in certain genes, may be necessary to predispose to autoimmunity. Epigenetic factors, both from external...

An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body's immune system attacks and damages healthy and balanced body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disorders. The blood cells in the body's body immune system help secure against harmful substances. The body immune system generates antibodies against these antigens that allow it to destroy these harmful substances. Your immune system does not identify between healthy and balanced tissue and possibly harmful antigens when you have an autoimmune disorder. One theory is that some microorganisms or drugs might set off changes that perplex the body immune system. This might happen regularly in people that have genes that make them more vulnerable to autoimmune disorders.

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