What is autoimmune enteropathy?
Also known as: AIE.
An autoimmune disorder refers to a medical condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own organs and tissues, thinking they are a foreign invader. Autoimmune enteropathy occurs when the immune system attacks the intestines, which leads to frequent diarrhea and other nutritional problems in children.
Reviewed by: John M. Peters, DO
This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM
© 2020 Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All Rights Reserved.