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Autoinmunidad

Autoinmunidad

El sistema inmunológico combate infecciones y enfermedades. Evita que te enfermes o, si caes enfermo, te ayuda a recuperarte. Se lo llama “sistema inmunológico” porque no es únicamente una parte del cuerpo. Es un sistema conformado por distintos órganos, células y proteínas que reciben el nombre de “anticuerpos”. Juntos, estos órganos identifican, atacan y destruyen gérmenes y otras sustancias extrañas.

Pero, en ocasiones, el sistema inmunológico se equivoca y ataca partes de nuestro cuerpo. Esto es lo que se conoce como “autoinmunidad”. Un ejemplo de una enfermedad autoinmune es la diabetes tipo 1, en la cual el sistema inmunológico destruye las células del páncreas encargadas de producir insulina.

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