What if psoriasis is not just psoriasis? In a way, psoriasis doesn't actually look like any other autoimmune disease. The immune system that attacks healthy cells in the skin, for example, also attacks the lining of the lungs. In some cases the immune system that attacks the body's own cells attacks other cells in the blood or in the body. This is called an autoantibody response. Autoantibodies are a particular type of immune protein that, when produced, will be recognized by immune system cells in the body.
But, the work has not been entirely successful. And it has not been enough, for a number of reasons. This type of treatment uses a substance similar to those used in vaccines, known as anti-coagulants. This clotrimazole has proven useful in people with rheumatoid arthritis, a condition in which the body's immune system over-reacts against harmless proteins. The second approach focuses on reducing the immune response to the foreign protein. There are two main approaches: decreasing the size of the protein, and decreasing its activity as well. The first involves adding anti-coagulants to the diet, or using immunoglobulins that can inhibit the formation of blood coagulation and reduce the ability of the body to release anti-coagulants. The latter is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis in children and adults.
What is the difference between the two methods? Anti-coagulant therapy can reduce the activity of proteins in the body by inhibiting the action of the enzyme coagulation factor. This results in the formation of large quantities of coagulation proteins in the body. Anti-coagulant treatment also inhibits the production of certain antibodies that can then bind to the foreign protein and cause an immune reaction. The antibodies bind to the foreign protein and may cause a severe allergic reaction that can be very life-threatening. The third approach targets the specific antigen of the foreign protein. This involves making use of a special antibody that targets an antibody that is specifically formed by the foreign protein.