autoimmune disease
(aw"to-ī-mūn\')
A disease produced by the immune system attacking self-antigens. Autoimmune disease results from the activation of self-reactive T and B-cells that damage tissues after stimulation by genetic or environmental triggers.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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