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What is immuno-inflammation

Inflammation is the normal biological protective response to tissue injury resulting from microbial infection, chemical irritants or mechanical damage. However, occasionally the immune system malfunctions and may begin producing antibodies that instead of fighting infection, attack and damage the body’s own tissues.1

Inappropriate and poorly controlled inflammatory response can be extremely painful and debilitating, and in severe cases, fatal. With more than 100 disorders affecting a range of organs and tissues, immuno-inflammatory diseases affect around 4% of the world’s population2 and their burden is rising, with an estimated 3-9% increase in cases globally per year.3

  1. https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/autoimmune-diseases,
  2. National Stem Cell Foundation. Autoimmune Disease: https://nationalstemcellfoundation.org/glossary/autoimmune-disease/
  3. The Guardian. Global spread of autoimmune disease blamed on western diet: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jan/08/global-spread-of-autoimmune-disease-blamed-on-western-diet