What Are Autoimmune Disorders?
Autoimmune disorders refer to those conditions that involve an abnormal attack on the body’s own tissues perpetuated by the production of autoantibodies directed against self.
Q: What happens when autoantibodies attack the body’s own tissues?
A: This abnormal immune activity by autoantibodies causes inflammation and damage to targeted body tissues.
Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin manifestation of celiac disease characterized by extremely itchy blisters that commonly erupt on forearms and knees but may appear on the face, scalp or buttocks.
Autoimmune diseases as a group affect approximately 8.5% of people worldwide.
What Are Autoimmune Disorders In Dermatitis Herpetiformis?
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