February 27, 2006

i, not i

"Autoimmunity is the failure of an organism to recognise its own constituent parts (down to the sub-molecular levels) as 'Self,' as a result of which it attempts to mount an immune response against its own cells and tissues. Any disease that results from such an aberrant immune response is termed an autoimmune disease, the prominent examples being Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Sjögren's syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)."

Is this the perfect physical manifestation of an existential crisis or what? A painfully silent suicide.

2 comments:

andrea said...

lupus!! erythematosus!!

i didn't know that rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease..

andrea said...

i don't mean to be redundant but:

i found out yesterday that Lupus killed this guy:

http://jimmyjoke.livejournal.com/190316.html

not kidney failure.

his many aliases include "jaydee" & "j dilla". he is from detroit.