Because there are so many different types of autoimmune disease, the symptoms may vary. The typical sign of autoimmune disease affecting the skin is inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain and swelling. Autoimmune diseases may also have flare-ups at their worst and remissions when symptoms get better or disappear.
A dermatologist may perform several tests, including a skin biopsy, to help determine if your condition is chronic and whether or not it is an autoimmune disease.
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