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Definition: Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it. This may be restricted to certain organs or involve a particular tissue in different places. The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immunosuppression—medication which decreases the immune response. (SOURCE: Wikipedia)
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Health experts published 5,010 studies on Methotrexate and Autoimmune Disease making Methotrexate the #1 most researched treatment. In research involving Autoimmune Disease, experts have concluded that Methotrexate is effective in 210 studies and safe in 138 studies.
Health experts published 1,700 studies on Infliximab and Autoimmune Disease making Infliximab the #4 most researched treatment. In research involving Autoimmune Disease, experts have concluded that Infliximab is effective in 191 studies and safe in 85 studies.
Health experts published 2,921 studies on Cyclophosphamide and Autoimmune Disease making Cyclophosphamide the #5 most researched treatment. In research involving Autoimmune Disease, experts have concluded that Cyclophosphamide is effective in 171 studies and safe in 57 studies.
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Patients with Autoimmune Disease discuss discontinuing Trivalent Influenza Vaccine in 2 web discussions.
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