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Is psoriasis an autoimmune disease?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease.
One 's own immune system mistakes the skin as not self and attacks the skin by producing excess cytokines . In response body produces excess skin cells which pile up as red white scaly patches or plaques on top layer of skin called epidermis . There are 5 types of skin lesions called plaques , pustular, guttate, inverse and erythrodermic

In brief: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease.
One 's own immune system mistakes the skin as not self and attacks the skin by producing excess cytokines . In response body produces excess skin cells which pile up as red white scaly patches or plaques on top layer of skin called epidermis . There are 5 types of skin lesions called plaques , pustular, guttate, inverse and erythrodermic
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
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Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology

In brief: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease.
Other factors, particularly something that causes damage or inflammation in the skin, attracts lymphocytes (immune system cells) that attack the skin and cause psoriasis lesions. Psoriasis is also a genetic disease, in that if your parents have psoriasis, there is an increased change you might develop it. Causes of psoriasis are complex.

In brief: Psoriasis

Psoriasis is considered an autoimmune disease.
Other factors, particularly something that causes damage or inflammation in the skin, attracts lymphocytes (immune system cells) that attack the skin and cause psoriasis lesions. Psoriasis is also a genetic disease, in that if your parents have psoriasis, there is an increased change you might develop it. Causes of psoriasis are complex.
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