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BSI's day of autoimmunity

Hand with rheumatoid arthritis

We have designated Thursday 16 March as our ‘Day of Autoimmunity’ and throughout the day we will be highlighting different autoimmune resources from our website and journals.  Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s own immune system misdirects its responses and attacks healthy body tissue.  Over 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified, affecting approximately 8% of the population. Autoimmune disease has a significant effect on patients’ lives and the BSI wants to improve understanding and appreciation of the importance of research into these conditions. 

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