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Of, relating to, or resulting from an immune response by the body against an antigen in its own cells or tissues: an autoimmune reaction; an autoimmune disorder.

au′to·im·mu′ni·ty n.
au′to·im′mu·ni·za′tion (-ĭm′yə-nə-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.autoimmunity - production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


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During the next few years, Anderson learned she suffered from Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome--probably from as far back as the summer of 1989.
Commonly proposed theories of etiology include a persistent viral infection, primary muscle disorder, chronic immune dysfunction, neuroendocrine disorder, primary sleep disorder, and neuropsychiatric disorders (Farrar et al., 1995).
Efforts to expand education and research have enhanced understanding of chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS).
Chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) is a complex condition in which the victim may face years of physical exhaustion, blurred thinking, and aches and pains.
After a few years of infection persons begin to lose T-helper cells, then begin to develop outward manifestations of immune dysfunction such as oral candidiasis, then begin to suffer life-threatening diseases such as pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.
According to the NAS, "exposures to pesticides early in life can lead to a greater risk of...cancer, neurodevelopmental impairment, and immune dysfunction." The government's "one-size-fits-all" approach to regulating pesticides in food, the NAS concluded, doesn't adequately protect infants and children.
Murray explains: "We want to be able to analyze their white blood cells for the presence of any viruses that may be there now, or for any immune dysfunction. We hope to generate a DNA bank on these patients, too.
CK0801 is a first-in-class, cord blood-derived T-regulatory cellular product developed using Cellenkos' proprietary manufacturing platform, which overcomes immune dysfunction by inhibiting key regulators of inflammation.
These remarkable antibodies develop only during hiv infection, Concurrent with immune dysfunction, Not following vaccination.
Immune dysfunction is common in critically ill patients and it may modulate immune response and affect patient morbidity and mortality, particularly in severe trauma and/or sepsis.
"During the development of these drugs, people with HIV were routinely excluded from studies due to concerns that they would not tolerate these medications or perhaps not benefit from them because of their underlying HIV and associated immune dysfunction," Uldrick said.
Delayed administration of anti-PD-1 antibody reverses immune dysfunction and improves survival during sepsis.

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