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The Autoimmune Component To Acne


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#1 Raisinghell

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Is there one? I have heard that cystic acne signifies an overactive immune system (autoimmune) in the way it responds to the benign bacteria in the skin which is why it swells up so much.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:28 PM

No doubt. Poor p-acnes gets a bad rap. The million dollar question is; what is causing the abnormal immune response in the first place? 

 

If acne is an autoimmune disorder then should we all be infecting ourselves with worms? http://en.wikipedia....minthic_therapy



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

autoimmune means it attacks our own body cells. Bacteria, good or bad, aren't our cells. So by definition there's no autoimmune element to acne. Body's response to infection-inflammation could be a factor though but not AUTOimmune.




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