What is autoimmune enteropathy?

Autoimmune enteropathy is a rare disease in which certain cells in the intestine are destroyed by a patient's immune system. It causes severe, chronic, diarrhea and usually occurs in children.

This answer is based on source information from National Cancer Institute.

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