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Were you looking for information about Psoriasis? Soriasis is a common misspelling of psoriasis.
 
Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects 5.8 to 7.5 million people in the United States. It occurs most often in adults and people with a family history of the disease. The condition, which is caused by a malfunction of the immune system, leads to swelling and fast turnover of skin cells. Treatment for psoriasis typically involves topical medication, light treatments, and oral medications (or injections).
 
(Click Psoriasis to learn more about the cause, symptoms, and diagnosis of this disorder. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on psoriasis.)
 
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