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How Much Do You Know About Autoimmune Diseases?

Autoimmune diseases can affect anyone, but women are at greater risk. These diseases also share common symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, and low-grade fever, according to the National Women’s Health Information Center. Test your knowledge of this serious—and mysterious—class of diseases.

1. Which of these is an autoimmune disease?
2. If you have an autoimmune disease, what happens with the immune system?
3. Autoimmune diseases strike which group more often?
4. What tissues, organs, or body systems can be affected by autoimmune diseases?
5. Lupus is more common among women in which ethnic group?
6. How does a person develop an autoimmune disease?
7. Why are some autoimmune diseases difficult to diagnose?
8. Which of these autoimmune diseases can be cured?
Online Medical Reviewer: Berry, Judith, PhD, APRN
Online Medical Reviewer: Blaivas, Allen J, DO
Date Last Reviewed: 9/1/2016