One tissue that’s commonly affected by autoimmune disorders is the skin.
There are many different types of skin-related autoimmune disorders, including scleroderma, psoriasis, dermatomyositis, epidermolysis bullosa, and bullous pemphigoid.
What diseases cause skin lesions?
The most common causes of skin lesions are injury, aging, infectious diseases, allergies, and small infections of the skin or hair follicles. Chronic diseases such as diabetes or autoimmune disorders can cause skin lesions. Skin cancer or precancerous changes also appear as skin lesions.
Can immune system cause skin problems?
Usually the immune system reaction protects the body and aids healing. However, sometimes an immune system reaction is misdirected at healthy tissues and causes intense inflammation and damage. Skin can be involved in a variety of immune system reactions, many of which cause rashes.
What disease causes sores all over the body?
The herpes simplex virus, which causes both cold sores and genital herpes, is also passed through direct contact. A systemic infection (an infection that occurs throughout your body), such as chickenpox or shingles, can cause skin lesions all over your body.