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Clinical Review

Crohn’s disease

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 19 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6670

Autoimmune Disease

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.
 Is autoimmune disease a synonym for vaccinosis?

Competing interests: No competing interests

19 November 2014
Hugh Mann
New York, USA