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Collagen Vascular Diseases

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An autoimmune disease is - (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A Pemphigus vulgaris
B Psoriasis

C Lichen planus
D Acne vulgaris

Ans. A
Pemphigus vulgaris; B . Psoriasis & C . Lichen planus

Most of the guides have given pemphigus vulgaris as answer. But three options are correct here.

Autoimmune skin disorders

a. Autoimmune bullous skin disorders

i) Pemphigus

ii) Bullous pemphigoid

iii) Dermatitis herpetiformis

b. Lichen planus

- Lichen planus is believed to be an autoimmune disorder as it often occur concurrently with other autoimmune disorders like primary biliary cirrhosis, diabetes, chronic active hepatitis.

c. Psoriasis

- The theory that psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder is based on the fact that scientist have found abnormally large number of T cells in the patch of psoriasis.

d. Auto immune connective tissue disorders

i) Lupus erythematosus
ii) Dermatomyositis

iii) Scleroderma
iv) Mixed connective tissue disease
v) Bechet's disease

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