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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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n. autoinmunización, inmunidad producida por una sustancia desarrollada dentro del organismo de la persona afectada.
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As far as pathogenesis is concerned, there is not yet a fully completed theory of imbalance in pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines with resultant autoimmunization in predisposed individuals (41).
P Vichinsky, "Alloimmunization and erythrocyte autoimmunization in transfusion-dependent thalassemia patients of predominantly Asian descent," Blood, vol.
However, the leading hypothesis in the literature is that the release of antigens intraoperatively may lead to subsequent autoimmunization of these antigens.
Loss of the intestinal barrier integrity is a typical feature of CD and represents an important mechanism of autoimmunization through the passage of antigens across the intestinal epithelium [29].
Furthermore, these updates would allow greater autoimmunization of the tool, enabling a more quantitative usage, and in particular would reduce discrepancies that may arise owing to different interpretations by different forecasters.