Autoimmune Skin Disease

Autoimmune connective tissue diseases such as lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and scleroderma are chronic conditions often associated with skin findings such as rashes, sun sensitivity, hair loss, mouth sores, or nail changes are referred to as Autoimmune Skin Disease. The body reacts in a variety of ways to autoimmune disorders, which cause a person’s immune system to attack its own tissues and organs. Because the skin is the body’s largest organ, it is commonly affected by certain autoimmune disorders.

There are several conditions that fall into the category of Autoimmune Skin Disease including: psoriasis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, hidradenitis suppurativa, and pemphigus vulgaris. Autoimmune Skin Diseases are a group of disorders in which the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, causing blistering lesions that primarily affect the skin and mucous and membranes.

These diseases can vary from one person to person, even among individuals with the same disorder.  In some cases, blistering lesions can cover a significant portion of the skin. Although there is no cure for autoimmune blistering diseases, they can often be controlled with treatment.

To learn more about Autoimmune Skin Disease and other autoimmune blistering conditions or related diseases visit the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) website. The site provides a wide variety of educational information for patients, caregivers, clinicians and researchers to specific rare diseases.

AZIV Infusion provides biologic injections and infusions in a convenient and comfortable setting for patients with a range of diseases, including the following Autoimmune Skin Disease:

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Pemphigus Vulgaris
  • Psoriasis

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