Many autoimmune skin diseases are related to disorders that affect other areas of the body. For example:
- Dermatitis herpetiformis is linked to celiac disease and may cause causes itchy blisters.
- Scleroderma and morphea cause the skin to become thick and rigid, and scleroderma can impact the gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.
- Vasculitis s inflammation of the blood vessels and can affect skin, kidneys, and other organs.
- Lupus can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, and other body systems.
- Dermatomyositis can cause muscle inflammation, skin rashes, and lung changes.
- Sjögren's syndrome causes dry mouth, dry eyes, and sometimes dry skin or rashes.
Often, skin conditions affect the mucous membranes -- the moist tissue in the mouth, nose, eyes, and genitals. Sometimes, sores in these areas are the only signs of disease. Our team of experts is experienced treating these conditions