Intolerant Bodies: A Short History of Autoimmunity

Warwick Anderson, Ian R Mackay

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Abstract

Autoimmune diseases, which affect 5 to 10 percent of the population, are as unpredictable in their course as they are paradoxical in their cause. They produce persistent suffering as they follow a drawn-out, often lifelong, pattern of remission and recurrence. Multiple sclerosis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes?the diseases considered in this book?are but a handful of the conditions that can develop when the immune system goes awry.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherJohns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages250
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781421415338
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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