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Unformatted text preview: infectious diseases Disruption of Immunity b Occasionally, the immune system can malfunction due to the following: B Autoimmune Diseases s A process in which the body's immune system causes illness by mistakenly attacking healthy cells, organs, or tissues in the body that are essential for good health s Examples of autoimmune disease are: rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type1, Graves’ disease, lupus s 75% of those with autoimmune disorders are women Disruption of Immunity b Occasionally, the immune system can malfunction due to the following: B Allergies s are abnormal reactions of the immune system that occur in response to otherwise harmless substances...
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