Stress and autoimmunity.

  title={Stress and autoimmunity.},
  author={Ljudmila Stojanovich},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={9 5},
The etiology of autoimmune disease is multifactorial, including genetic, environmental, hormonal, and immunological factors. Nevertheless, the onset of autoimmune disorders remains enigmatic. Physical and psychological stresses have been suggested in the development of autoimmune disease, since numerous animal and human studies demonstrated the effect of stressors on immune function. Moreover, many retrospective studies had found that a high proportion (up to 80%) of patients reported uncommon… CONTINUE READING


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