Welcome to the Immune System/Infections Studies Page

About Immune System/Infections

By deterring and defeating infections, the immune system defends the body from threats. Some diseases, such as HIV/AIDS, impair or disable the immune system, making the body more vulnerable to disease. Other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, can cause the immune system to malfunction and begin to attack the body. Allergic reactions are excessive immune system responses as well, triggered by medications or foods or other foreign substances. By studying the immune system, researchers try to help the body’s defenses hold the line in the fight against disease and to prevent the body from turning those defenses on itself.

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RELATED RESEARCH AREAS:
  Other Immune System/Infections, HIV, Allergy, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Influenza

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