Opinion Article - Journal of Dermatology Research and Skin Care (2023) Volume 7, Issue 2
Managing immune-mediated skin diseases: Understanding and coping with common conditions.
Immune-mediated skin diseases are a group of skin disorders that are caused by an abnormal immune response. This type of disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks the body's own tissues, leading to inflammation and damage. Common immune-mediated skin diseases include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, alopecia areata, bullous pemphigoid, and lupus erythematosus. These conditions can range from mild to severe and can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life. Treatment options for immune-mediated skin diseases include topical medications, antihistamines, corticosteroids, immunosuppressive drugs, and phototherapy. It is important for individuals to seek medical advice if they are experiencing symptoms of an immune-mediated skin disease.Author(s): Patsatsi Kyriakou