Autoimmune Diseases - Things To Know About Them!

Sunday, 16 Jun, 1.10 am
Normally, the body s immune system recognizes any foreign body as an antigen and produces what are known as antibodies. However, in autoimmune disorders, the body produces antibodies against the body s own tissue. This is an abnormality and depending on what factor is triggering the production of antibodies, there are various types of autoimmune disorders (AID). When we look at the musculoskeletal system, there are quite a few, the top 4 being: Scleroderma Systemic lupus erythematosus Sjogren s syndrome Rheumatoid arthritis In all these conditions, the body produces antibodies against its own tissue, producing these conditions.