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Chronic infections: why you should test for them if you have an autoimmune disease

Chronic infections: why you should test for them if you have an autoimmune disease

What are chronic infections? Infections are caused by an invasion of the body by any external factor that causes damage. These invasions are caused by pathogens, which may take the form of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or prions. Acute infections are usually fought off by the immune system, but chronic infections are not removed by…