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... The researchers are looking into the possibility that protective inflammation can change to damaging inflammation when the immune system of a person with Alzheimer’s is challenged by an infection elsewhere in the body. In other words, the immune system goes beyond its role as protector of the body and causes damage, just as it does in an autoimmune disease. 

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