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Autoimmune Disorders In Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Classic Dermatitis Herpetiformis

Classic Dermatitis Herpetiformis

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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