Auto Immune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissues causing illness. When you have an autoimmune disorder, your immune system does not distinguish between healthy tissue and potentially harmful antigens. As a result, the body sets off a reaction that destroys normal tissues.

Chronic Auto Immune Diseases:

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Diabetes (Type 1)
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Lupus
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

Additional Resources:

References:

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.chronicdisease.org/page/Autoimmune.

Autoimmune disorders: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000816.htm.