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Doctors’ understanding of rheumatoid disease does not align with patients’ experiences

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f2901 (Published 14 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2901

Re: Doctors’ understanding of rheumatoid disease does not align with patients’ experiences

Autoimmune diseases are pandemic and increasing exponentially. Curiously, the exponential increase of autoimmune diseases parallels the exponential increase of vaccines. Since autoimmune diseases and vaccines both relate directly to immunity, it’s reasonable to wonder if vaccines may play a causative role in the prevalence and severity of autoimmune diseases. Perhaps autoimmune diseases are, in part, pharmacogenic and iatrogenic.

Competing interests: No competing interests

16 May 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA