0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Autoantibodies - Definition


Definition


Autoantibodies are antibodies in the blood that fight against the body's own cells. Normally, antibodies play a role against pathogens. However, in case of malfunction, autoantibodies may appear and react with antigens contained in tissues or organs of the body: this is autoimmunity. There exists in every individual a normal autoimmunity part called physiological, which serves to maintain the balance of the immune system. However, certain diseases labeled autoimmune are responsible for a pathological autoimmunity; some notable examples are Hashimoto's thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
0
Thanks

A few words of thanks would be greatly appreciated.

Ask a question
CCM is a leading international tech website. Our content is written in collaboration with IT experts, under the direction of Jean-François Pillou, founder of CCM.net. CCM reaches more than 50 million unique visitors per month and is available in 11 languages.
This document, titled « Autoantibodies - Definition », is available under the Creative Commons license. Any copy, reuse, or modification of the content should be sufficiently credited to CCM Health (health.ccm.net).

0 Comments