What is autoimmune disease?

Barbara Grubbs - what is an autoimmune disease?
Barbara Grubbs – what is an autoimmune disease?

Barbara Grubbs shares her brilliant explanation of what actually is an autoimmune condition.

Some of the conditions (there are over 100) that are defined as autoimmune include

alopecia areata
autoimmune hemolytic anemia
autoimmune hepatitis
dermatomyositis
diabetes (type 1)
glomerulonephritis
Graves’ disease
Guillain-Barré syndrome
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
myasthenia gravis
some forms of myocarditis
multiple sclerosis
pemphigus/pemphigoid
pernicious anemia
polyarteritis nodosa
polymyositis
primary biliary cirrhosis
psoriasis
rheumatoid arthritis
scleroderma/systemic sclerosis
Sjögren’s syndrome
systemic lupus erythematosus
vitiligo
granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s)

Some also include fibromyalgia in the list!

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