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emkeith posted:
I was told or read somewhere that psoriasis is an auto immune disease I was wondering if it really is or what does cause it. does anyone know
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Susan Evans, MD responded:
Dear emkeith,

Autoimmune diseases are when the body sees something that is "normal" but believes that it is "foreign" and begins to battle against it.

We do not fully understand the function of autoimmune diseases. We are developing better and better ways of managing autoimmune illnesses, but we cannot completely eliminate them.

Yes, psoriasis is considered to be a form of an autoimmune disease.

Best,

Dr. Evans


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