Information on Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease that affects approximately 2 percent to 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. The disorder is thought to occur as a result of a malfunction in the immune system. Although anyone can get it, psoriasis occurs more frequently in adults and in people with a family history of the disease.
 
Patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales are often seen in people with psoriasis. These patches can itch or feel sore. In many cases, they are found on the elbows, knees, other parts of the legs, scalp, lower back, face, palms, and soles of the feet.
 
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, various medications and light treatments are available to improve the appearance of the skin.
 
(Click Psoriasis for more detailed information on this condition, including an in-depth look at how it is treated.)
 

Information on Psoriasis

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