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    Psoriasis is a chronic, inflammatory skin condition with significant effect on quality of life. It affects 3.2% of the United States population. Psoriasis is caused by an interaction between genetic and environmental triggers. Associated conditions include depression,...

    Autoimmune Blistering Disease

    There are many types of autoimmune blistering skin disease. Two of the most common are bullous pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris. Bullous pemphigoid is characterized by tense bullae created by a subepidermal split resulting from autoantibodies targeted at the hemidesmosomes...

    Systemic Sclerosis

    Systemic sclerosis (formerly scleroderma) is a relatively rare autoimmune connective tissue disease which symmetrically affects the skin and affects the internal organs. There are two types: limited cutaneous and diffuse cutaneous. Each type is categorized by different...

    Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

    Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) is a spectrum of autoimmune skin conditions associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). CLE and SLE may exist concurrently or independently. Accurate recognition of CLE is crucial because it may herald systemic disease onset. Lupus...


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