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Definition of psoriasis

Definition of psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.

Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease. You may have periods when your psoriasis symptoms improve or go into remission alternating with times your psoriasis worsens.

For some people, psoriasis is just a nuisance. For others, it’s disabling, especially when associated with arthritis. No cure exists, but psoriasis treatments may offer significant relief. Lifestyle measures, such as using a nonprescription cortisone cream and exposing your skin to small amounts of natural sunlight, can improve your psoriasis symptoms.

Signs and symptoms

  • Plaque
  • Pustular
  • Other skin lesions
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Nail changes
  • Medical signs

Causes

  • Genetics
  • Lifestyle
  • HIV
  • Microbes
  • Medications

Management

  • Topical agents
  • Phototherapy
  • Systemic agents
  • Alternative therapy

 

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Definition of psoriasis
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Definition of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a common skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful.
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