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Is Psoriasis An Autoimmune Disease

Is Psoriasis An Autoimmune Disease, Psoriasis What is autoimmune disease?

The immune system disorder and causes damages and diseases. There are two type disorders, the low activity and over activity. When the foreign invader(bacteria, viruses and fungi and so on ) attack human systems, our normal immune system can protect us from attacking, while the low activity type decrease the capability of our human body to fight with them, so that cause vulnerability to infections. The over activity type which can not recognize the self tissues and the invaders, so the system attack self tissues mistakenly. There are some common autoimmune diseases.

1,Rheumatoid arthritis;

2, some types of thyroid diseases;

3, anemia, lupus, celiac disease;

4, type 1 diabetes.

Is Psoriasis an Autoimmune Disease?

When the foreign invaders attack our body, our bone marrow and thymus gland produce a kind specialized white blood cell warriors named as T cells, which have the function to recognize the invaders and help to attack the enemy.

When patients get psoriasis, the T cells identify self-tissues as enemy and attack them. The attack causes a lots of reaction in immune system as well as skin. So the skin have the symptoms of red patches covered with silvery patches. The purpose is to heal, so the skin reproduces quickly. The normal condition should need a month to replace the old skin cells, the disorder cause the process only take a couple days, causing a great number of new skin cells, not the old skin cells, piled on the surface of skin. That are thick, red plaques covered with silvery scales, the typical type of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis.

The external symptoms are similar for every psoriasis patient, actually there are many kinds and the therapies vary from people to people. If you want a further knowledge, you can consult the online doctor.


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