by Rainer H. Straub, MD
Why do chronic inflammatory diseases (CIDs) such as rheumatoid arthritis
(RA) or systemic lupus erythematosus affect the whole body and produce
myriad debilitating and disabling symptoms that make people sick? Is
this clinical pattern of systemic involvement an unfortunate byproduct
of sustained inflammation or, in an unexpected way, is it an adaptive
program positively selected during evolution?
The rest of the article is here.
What I have to say: When the immune system is overactivated (auto-inflammation) then strange things happen to the body. This article explains what happens to certain energy systems in the body.
In my opinion it doesn't explain why the autoimmune cells are activated. It might be a step in the right direction though.