Autoimmune diseases

In the last years there were great scientific advances on the knowledge of chronic inflammatory skin diseases, which are dermatological diseases which last long and come from specific errors of the skin immunitary system.

Some of the most common examples are psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, chronic hives or prurigo nodularis.

Although there is no cure for these diseases it is possible to provide a customised treatment which allows a normal life, leaving behind the limitations of a skin inflammatory disease. There are several autoimmune diseases with dermatological manifestations. A correct approach and
diagnosis is fundamental to find the best therapeutic approach.

Let’s get to know each disease better:

Atopic Dermatitis
This dermatologic disease has been increasing in the last decades.It is now known that it can affect babies, children but also adults. After many years with no news about treatment, there are now several lines of research with new treatment that bring hope to those suffering from this disease.
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa
After several decades without being properly regarded by the scientific community, this dermatological disease became a usual theme of discussion during Dermatology Congresses. For being a frequent disease but with a scarce knowledge of it, the delay on treatment is normal. Therapeutical approach vary for each case and anatomical area involved. The need for therapeutical combination is frequent: topic medicine, oral, injectable, laser therapy or surgical procedure.
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Urticária crónica espontânea
This dermatological disease is characterised by the outbreak of hive placques and/or angioedema which go on appearing spontaneously for more than 6 weeks. Frequently mistaken as an allergy, it is now known that it happens due to autoimmune mechanisms and not to allergy. It can be an extremely incapacitating disease due to the difficulty in controlling cutaneous lesions and its unpredictability. Advances made in the last years made its approach and proper treatment possible.

Dr. Pedro Mendes Bastos



Psoriasis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Atopic Dermatitis and autoimmune and autofacilitated diseases.

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Atopic Dermatitis and other eczemas

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These are situations that may occur with this treatment. It is important to have a moisturising cream that can be used on the face to compensate the dryness and application can happen more regularly. For the lips, lip balm or vaseline should be used (when going to bed or along the day, when necessary). Dryness of the nose mucous or light bleeding can be controlled also with the use of vaseline when going to bed.

These are situations that may occur with this treatment. If these consequences keep on, there are solutions. In the next appointment, talk to your doctor about treatment to revert and improve hair/nails without compromising the psoriasis treatment.

These are situations that may occur with this treatment. The taking of methotrexate is weekly (only one day a week). If you feel stomach discomfort, the taking can be split (half in the morning, after eating, after breakfast or lunch and the other half at night, after dinner), If the ploblem persists you should talk to your doctor on the following appointment.

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