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Skin

21 July 2011

Scientists tackle psoriasis and eczema

Psoriasis and eczema both cause red, scaly skin rashes, and scientists have teased out the opposing immune system responses that prompt skin flare-ups for both. diseases.

Psoriasis and eczema both cause red, scaly skin rashes, but the similarities between the two common, distressing conditions typically end there.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, evaluated three patients with both psoriasis and eczema and noted that the T-cells - types of white blood cells that fight infection - found in psoriasis lesions differed from those found in eczema lesions.

 

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