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
PublisherThe Johns Hopkins University Press
Number of pages250
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781421415338
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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