What causes Autoimmune disease? Ask Dr. Srinivasan - Medical Director, Monterey Park Medical Center

Monterey Park Medical Center Director Dr. Srinivasan answers questions from our patients.

Question By Patient: What can cause an autoimmune disease?

Answer By Dr. Srinivasan

In Autoimmune disease the enemy is from within. As the name implies “auto” is self, and “immune” is immune system. One’s own immune system for unknown reason turns against self, and destroys or damages tissues or cells. The list of autoimmune diseases are many and growing. The end result is destruction of tissues such as thyroid, pancreas or cells such as white cells, platelets etc. Learn more about autoimmune diseases.

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