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© Garland Science 2009 C C hapter 13: hapter 13: Disruption of Health Disruption of Health Tissue by the Immune Tissue by the Immune Response Response
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Autoimmune diseases In healthy individuals the immune system is tolerant  of self antigens Autoimmune diseases are caused by the loss of  tolerance to self antigens Chapter 13 © Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response
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The effector mechanisms of autoimmunity  resemble those causing hypersensitivity  reactions Chapter 13 © Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response
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Endocrine glands contain specialized cells  that are targets for organ-specific  autoimmunity Chapter 13 © Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response
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Autoimmune diseases of the thyroid can cause either  underproduction or overproduction of thyroid 
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Unformatted text preview: hormones Chapter 13 Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response Ectopic lymphoid tissue can form at sites inflamed by autoimmune disease Chapter 13 Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response Type 1 diabetes is caused by the selective destruction of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas Chapter 13 Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response Autoantibodies against common components of human cells can cause systemic autoimmune disease Chapter 13 Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response Most rheumatological diseases are caused by autoimmunity Chapter 13 Garland Science 2009 Disruption of Healthy Tissue by the Immune Response...
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