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production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body

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Williams is increasingly prone to injury and has also been battling auto-immune disease Sjogren's Syndrome.
Heather Heward, 35, suffered symptoms for many years before being diagnosed with coeliac disease - an auto-immune disease caused by intolerance to gluten.
It is especially important for people with type-1 diabetes, an auto-immune disease that can lead to dangerous rises in blood sugar level.
It was already known that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an auto-immune disease that attacks the joints, had a reduced risk of Alzheimer's.
It is an auto-immune disease, which means the immune system - which usually fights infection - starts attacking the lining of joints, causing them to be swollen, stiff and painful.
The auto-immune disease causes progressive destruction of the joints and can lead to severe disability.
AIt has a seriously long full name - 'lupus erythematosus' - and is a form of auto-immune disease, where the body attacks itself.
Lupus is an auto-immune disease that can affect the skin, joints, kidneys and other internal organs and can range from mild to severe.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful and sometimes crippling auto-immune disease that affects an estimated 400,000 people in the UK.
OUTBREAKS of the auto-immune disease Lupus have been found to occur near areas with environmental pollution.
Project coordinator from Austrian company Affiris Dr Frank Mattner, said this was the result of previous human-trialled vaccines: "Some of the patients developed an auto-immune disease.
Lupus is an auto-immune disease where the sufferer's immune system creates antibodies that attack their own body tissues.
AHE may have auto-immune disease, where his body's defences go haywire.
TNF-bp is one of several product candidates that the Thousand Oaks-based pharmaceutical company acquired in its December 1994 acquisition of Synergen and is part of Amgen's inflammatory and auto-immune disease program.
Ramis, had been suffering from a rare auto-immune disease for some time.