Understanding Autoimmune Disease

This information is useful for adults

Autoimmune diseases develop when a person’s immune system suddenly begins attacking healthy cells in the body, explains Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhD, associate professor of laboratory medicine and of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine.  

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.