Scientists Discover New Genetic Immune Disorder in Children – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The body’s immune system defends against harmful outside influences, like viral or bacterial infections, or any other forms of danger.
Dr. Goldbach-Mansky: Autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases are both disease a rheumatologist treats, and they are both diseases caused by a disregulation of the immune system.
Narrator: Dr. Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky at National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases writes in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine about a newly discovered and rare autoinflammatory syndrome.
Dr. Goldbach-Mansky: We identified a novel disease that occurs in children at the time they are born, and is life-threatening, particularly in the early months of life.
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