<< Back to glossary index

Definition

A condition that occurs due to faults in the body’s immune system and as a result healthy tissue is attacked.

Use in clinical context

Autoimmune conditions affect people in a range of ways and can be life threatening. Research is ongoing into the cause of such conditions, but it is thought that many are multifactorial with contributions from both genetic and environmental factors.

Last updated on 31st May, 2019