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Autoimmune diseases can result in the body attacking itself. Instead of fighting to protect the body from illness or disease, autoantigens begin destroying tissue. There are many autoimmune diseases that impact the skin, causing lesions, blisters, rashes and other skin damage. Dr. Morgan Rabach at LM Medical NYC is a board certified dermatologist and renowned skin expert who offers autoimmune disease treatment at our clinic in Manhattan.

Autoimmune diseases can be caused by a variety of factors. Genetics play a role in whether or not a person is more susceptible to obtaining an autoimmune disease. Women are at higher risk than men, and infections and certain medications can put individuals at higher risk as well. While not all autoimmune diseases have symptoms that impact the skin, many may cause skin, mucus membrane and visible tissue damage. Blistering skin disease is common with autoimmune diseases, coming in a variety of types and forms.

Types of Autoimmune Skin Diseases

Some autoimmune diseases can result in medical skin conditions or symptoms. Most result in blistering or rashes that can attack the skin or mucus membranes. Types of autoimmune skin diseases include:

  • Varieties of pemphigus diseases
  • Varieties of pemphigoid diseases
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus

Treatment of autoimmune skin diseases depends on the types and the causes of the disease. Some common treatments include corticosteroids and autoimmune suppressants. In some cases, cosmetic dermatology treatments may be requested in addition to medical treatments. World-renowned dermatologist Dr. Morgan will recommend a complete, personalized treatment plan to give you relief and protect the health of your skin and overall wellness.

If you suffer from an autoimmune disease that affects your skin, contact our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule a medical dermatology appointment with expert dermatologist Dr. Morgan at our clinic in Greenwich Village to discuss the best treatment option to improve your skin condition.

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