Down Syndrome and autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune diseases are very frequent in people with Down’s syndrome. In this fact sheet, Dr Aimé Ravel, paediatrician at the Jérôme Lejeune Institute, reminds us what immunity is and presents the main autoimmune diseases.
Understanding how they work and how they are involved in Down’s syndrome is the first essential step to being able to prevent them, and to take the best possible care of them and improve the quality of life of those who are carriers.
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