Autoimmunity and infections: When the body fights itself -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Autoimmunity and infections: When the body fights itself

01/10/2017

Image: Computer-generated image of a virus docking at a cell; Copyright: panthermedia.net/Ugreen

One possible explanation for autoimmunity is that the immune system confuses protein structures from pathogens like viruses with the body's own proteins because they look structurally alike; ©panthermedia.net/ Ugreen