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Who discovered autoimmune diseases?
October 07, 2014 1:13AM
Autoimmune diseases were not discovered until the 1950's. Henry G. Kunkel is the doctor who first discovered it by studying patients who had rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
Can autoimmune diseases cause Secondary vasculitis?
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Where can one find a list of autoimmune disorders?
Where can I find information about autoimmune disease?
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What are the two main type of immune system disorers?
Why autoimmune diseases occur more in women?
Although most things in autoimmune diseases are very poorly understood now and there is very little known about how they work, hormones in general have a connection to autoimmune diseases. Pregnancy also has quite a bit to do with autoimmune diseases usually by increasing your risk of getting an autoimmune disease if you've had one in the past year. On the other hand some women have the opposite effect by protecting a woman with an autoimmune disease. So essentially it is unsure what the reason is pregnancy and hormones play a part. (sources: Living well with Autoimmune Disease)