-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Having an autoimmune disease means that the
body's germ-fighting immune system mistakenly attacks normal
The womenshealth.gov Web site says there are more than 80 known
autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis
While anyone can acquire an autoimmune disease, the site
mentions these factors that increase a person's risk:
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