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auto-immune disease in Illness & disability topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishauto-immune diseaseˌauto-immune disˈease noun [uncountable]  MIa condition in which substances that normally prevent illness in the body attack and harm parts of it instead
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auto-immune diseaseAn auto-immune disease ensued, with destruction of nervous and vascular tissue.Even worse, they may develop some auto-immune disease.It appears to be useful in treating the auto-immune disease of lupus in humans.