Autoimmune DiseasesThe term "autoimmune disease" refers to a varied group of more than 80 serious, chronic illnesses that involve almost every human organ system. In all of these diseases, the underlying problem is similar--the body’s immune system becomes misdirected, attacking the very organs it was designed to protect. About 75% of autoimmune diseases occur in women, most frequently during the childbearing years. Autoimmune diseases can affect connective tissue. Autoimmunine disease can also affect the nerves, muscles, endocrine system, and gastrointestinal system.
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Overview of Autoimmune Diseases
Chronic Fatigue Syndome