Warm agglutinins

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warm agglutinins --> autoantibody

antibody that reacts with an antigen that is a normal component of the body. Obviously this can lead to some problems and autoimmunity has been proposed as a causative factor in a number of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

See: systemic lupus erythematosus, hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasthenia gravis.

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