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How many people in world have Autoimmune Disease?

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Estimates place the number of people with autoimmune diseases at 1 in 12. In the United States it is 23.5 million according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. www.aarda.org
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How do you get autoimmune diseases?

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What is autoimmune disease?

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Why are allergies not classified as autoimmune diseases?

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Is arthritis considered an autoimmune disease?

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