Autoimmune diseases (ADs) represent a heterogeneous group of chronic conditions that affect specific target organs or multiple organ systems, and are initiated by the loss of immunological tolerance to self-antigens. The chronic nature of these diseases places a significant burden on the utilization of medical care, direct and indirect economic costs, and quality of life.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Joint Bone Spine|
|State||Published - May 1 2017|
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