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What is the immune system?

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Your immune system is your body's natural defense system, which helps fight infections. When the immune system mistakenly attacks your body's own cells, it is called an autoimmune response -- which can trigger an autoimmune disease like psoriasis.

From: Psoriasis Glossary WebMD Medical Reference

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WebMD Medical Reference: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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WebMD Medical Reference: "Psoriasis."

National Psoriasis Foundation.

American Academy of Dermatology.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on January 11, 2017

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