This review discusses the immunology of rheumatic diseases, specifically rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus, and presents some known data, while suggesting what more needs to be learned. Cellular immunity occurring in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus is emphasized.
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