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Psoriasis

“Psoriasis is a long-lasting autoimmune disease characterized by patches of abnormal skin. These skin patches are typically red, dry, itchy, and scaly. On people with darker skin the patches may be purple in colour. Psoriasis varies in severity from small, localized patches to complete body coverage.”

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Psoriasis has been frequently associated with lifestyle, viral infections, bacterial infections, medications and genetic factors - but no exact mechanism of action is known.


Also see : Eczemaplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigEczema

The most common form (percentage needed) of Eczema is 'Atopic Eczema' - in this case 'atopic' meaning 'of unknown origin'.

It can occur anywhere on the body, but is common on the hands, elbows, knees, face and scalp.

A variety of factors, including environme…
and Psoriatic Arthritisplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigPsoriatic Arthritis

"Psoriatic arthritis, in short called PsA, is a rheumatologic disease that effects about 1,5 million Americans. About one in three people with the skin disease psoriasis, will get psoriatic arthritis. It affects the joints as well as the tendons, a…


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