Were you looking for information about Psoriasis? Psorisis is a common misspelling of psoriasis.
Psoriasis is a skin disease that affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the U.S. population. It is caused by overactive T cells (a type of white blood cell) that set off other immune responses, which leads to swelling and fast turnover of skin cells. People with psoriasis often have thick patches of red skin with silvery scales on their elbows, knees, face, and palms. Various treatment options are available for this condition, including topical creams and ointments, light treatments, and oral or injectable medications.
(Click Psoriasis to learn more about the symptoms of psoriasis, to find out how the condition is diagnosed, and for more details on the available treatment options. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on psoriasis.)