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The immune system is a complex system that forms the defense mechanism
against diseases in a living thing, recognizes and destroys pathogens and
tumor cells, and protects the body from foreign and harmful substances.
Autoimmunity is the impairment of immunological tolerance and an
immune response against one's own antigens. Autoimmunity is still not fully
understood for its reasons and treatment possibilities. We examined the
immune system and autoimmunity in terms of its causes, mechanism of
occurrence and its relationship with various diseases and treatment
approaches. New studies on immunity and autoimmunity are constantly
being carried out, and new diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are
emerging. For this reason, it is important to follow and compile current
studies. This book will examine current, emerging, and cutting edge
approaches to autoimmunity. This book discusses the issue of immunity and
autoimmunity in different aspects such as epigenetics, genetics, pregnancy,
microbiota, male and female infertility, anesthesia applications, HIV, covid19, foods and more.