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13.55: Autoimmune Diseases

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antigen Molecule that the immune system identifies as foreign and responds to by forming antibodies.
autoimmune disease Type of disease, such as type 1 diabetes, in which the immune system attacks the body’s cells as though they were pathogens.
pathogen Disease-causing agent such as a bacterium, virus, fungus, or protozoan.

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