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auto-immune disease

A disease caused by an individual’s immune system producing antibodies against tissues of its own body. The type of antibody so produced must have an adverse effect in the body, as some antibodies are necessary for normal function. Examples include some haemolytic anaemia, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosis (Lupus).

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