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Numbness in thumb, radiating from elbow. Normal MRI. Stated as auto immune disease. Meaning?

I have numbness in the left thumb, radiating from the elbow. About 4 weeks. Today, my left leg started tingling along the back of the thigh. I saw a dr who performed a nerve conduction test on the left arm to rule out CTD. MRI of shoulder is clear. He has referred me to a rheumatologist. Stated it could be an auto-immune disease. Any thoughts on what that could mean
Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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Auto-Immune disease means your body goes against the certain body functions for which it need to respond in positive way, but instead it responds in inappropriately, this is simple explanation, autoimmune disorder some what difficult to judge, have nice day.
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