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Maria-Luisa (Marisa) Alegre

University of Chicago
Medicine
773-834 4317
malegre@midway.uchicago.edu
T-cell mediated autoimmune diseases
Autoimmunity is a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system against self-antigens. Most autoimmune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, diabetes) are initiated by inappropriate activation of T lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. In this lecture we'll review the types and classifications of autoimmune diseases, the factors that favor their initiation and different therapeutic possibilities.
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