According to a study currently being explored for Indian Dermatology Online Journal, individuals with psoriasis may be at increased risk of developing additional autoimmune disorders. Sam Fillingane, DO, expert in autoimmune disorders, discusses the recently discussed link:

In a new study, researchers are drawing connections that suggest people with psoriasis are more likely to have additional autoimmune disorders.  The immune-mediated inflammatory condition is commonly seen in individuals who suffer from the following conditions:

  • Vitiligo 
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune Thyroiditis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBS)

By diving deeper into this link, Sam Fillingane, DO hopes that autoimmune disorder researchers will be able to uncover more about what exactly causes these conditions.  Registering connections between different disorders may even lead to new forms of treatment and preventative care.