Definition: Autoimmunityenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-dictionary-enHD-AR2.gifSometimes the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the body's own tissues or organs. This is called autoimmunity.Definition: Autoimmunity02/28/200508/11/201608/11/2016edc80a38-19f2-45c0-b3bb-a5706331f12bhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/autoimmunity.html/<h3>Autoimmunity</h3> <p>The <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/immune.html/">immune system</a> defends the body against infections and certain other diseases. It is made up of different organs, cells, and proteins known as antibodies. It identifies, attacks, and destroys germs and other foreign substances. Sometimes the immune system makes a mistake and attacks the body's own tissues or organs. This is called autoimmunity. One example of an autoimmune disease is <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/type1.html/">type 1 diabetes</a>, in which the immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.</p> AutoinmunidadEl sistema inmunol├│gico defiende al cuerpo contra infecciones y algunas otras enfermedades.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/autoimmunity-esp.html/edafcde5-8473-495c-8d82-1601453972cdkh:age-allAgesOrAgeAgnostickh:clinicalDesignation-endocrinologykh:genre-dictionarykh:primaryClinicalDesignation-immunologyDiabetes Words to Knowhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diabetes-center/words-know/63862b1e-76bb-4a56-9adf-0691e78f1ec8