Predicting and Preventing Autoimmunity, Myth or Reality?
Taken as a group, autoimmune diseases are the third leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world, only surpassed by cancer and heart disease. Many autoimmune diseases are chronic diseases that progress over the course of years and are characterized by the presence of autoantibodies that precede the overt disease. Autoantibodies may also predict specific clinical manifestation, disease severity, and rate of progression, as well as specific clinical phenomena, such as autoimmune pregnancy loss. Read More