Can gastric bypass cause autoimmune diseases?

Can surgery trigger an autoimmune disease?

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Can gastric bypass cause autoimmune diseases?

Very little is known about the connection between gastric bypass and autoimmune disease, so we cannot determine whether bypass may be the cause of such diseases. However, bariatric surgeries may induce changes in the population of T lymphocytes or induce antinuclear positivity of antibodies, so there might be some immunological changes after the surgery.

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