A healthy immune system works to fight off diseases and infection in the body. Autoimmune diseases affect different areas of the body, causing your immune system to attack healthy cells by mistake. There are over eighty different autoimmune diseases. Because most autoimmune diseases have similar symptoms, it can take medical experts even longer to confirm a diagnosis, and thus, begin treatment. Most autoimmune diseases have several symptoms in common, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Low-grade fever 
  • Inflammation
  • Muscle aches
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