The human immune system Part 2: auto-immune disorders

Armstrong, Richard A. (1995). The human immune system Part 2: auto-immune disorders. Optometry Today, 1995 (Februa), pp. 24-27.


For the immune system to function effectively, the body must be able to distinguish foreign antigens from self-antigens. However, the mechanisms which maintain this distinction may break down and result in auto-immune disease in which self-reacting antibodies and T-cells are produced. This article discusses first, the evidence for the existence of human auto-immune disease and second, the auto-immune diseases which have characteristic ocular symptoms.

Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Optometry
Life & Health Sciences > Ophthalmic Research Group
Life & Health Sciences
Uncontrolled Keywords: immune system,function effectively,foreign antigens,self-antigens,auto-immune disease,self-reacting antibodies,T-cells,ocular symptoms
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Published Date: 1995-02
Authors: Armstrong, Richard A. ( 0000-0002-5046-3199)

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