Scientists Discover New Genetic Immune Disorder in Children – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. The immune system has two arms. Dr. Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases explains one is innate: we are born with it, and it doesnít change much. The other is adaptive: itís acquired as we live.
Dr. Goldbach-Mansky: Autoimmune diseases are actually caused by diseases in the adaptive immune system, the one that needs to be fine-tuned as we grow up, and also many of those develop later in life when we are older. A number of the auto-inflammatory diseases are caused by genetic mutation in the innateóin the inherited form, or hardwired form, the inate immune system.
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