Autoimmune Diseases Affect Many More Women Than Men

Autoimmune diseases (ADs) are conditions characterized by inflammatory responses from misdirected at-tacks by the immune system on the body’s organ systems. ADs affect roughly seven to 10 percent of the U.S. population—and women make up nearly 80 percent of patients with ADs. ADs are the fifth leading cause of death among women under age 65. The […]

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