Immune System - Immune System Diseases/Disorders Autoimmune Disorder body produces an inappropriate immune response against its own tissues the

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Unformatted text preview: Immune System Diseases/Disorders Autoimmune Disorder body produces an inappropriate immune response against its own tissues. the immune system will cease to recognize one or more of the body’s normal constituents as “self” and will create autoantibodies – antibodies that attack its own cells, tissues, and/or organs the cause of autoimmune diseases is unknown Autoimmune disorders fall into two general types: those that damage many organs (systemic autoimmune diseases) and those where only a single organ or tissue is directly damaged by the autoimmune process (localized). Crohn’s disease Allergy allergic reactions occur to environmental substances known as ALLERGENS common allergic reactions include eczema, hives, hay fever, asthma, food allergies, and reactions to the venom of stinging insects such as wasps and bees. mild allergies like hay fever are highly prevalent in the human population and cause symptoms such as allergic conjunctivitis, itchiness, and runny nose....
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course DBT 446 taught by Professor Dd during the Spring '10 term at Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati.

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