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.
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Publisher||The Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Number of pages||250|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|