The body reacts in a variety of ways to autoimmune disorders, which cause a person’s immune system to attack its own tissues.
Depending on the condition, an autoimmune disorder can affect a variety of organs, joints and muscles, or other bodily tissues. One tissue that’s commonly affected by autoimmune disorders is the skin.
There are several conditions that fall into this category to include: psoriasis, scleroderma, dermatomyositis, epidermolysis bullosa, and bullous pemphigoid. Individual’s with one of these autoimmune conditions have typically seen a dermatologist for the presenting symptoms that have manifested on their body.