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Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get the patches on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis.

A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast.

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  1. Psoriasis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery ... parts of your body. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis called psoriatic ...
  2. Plaque psoriasis ... Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most often begins between ages 15 and 35. You cannot catch psoriasis or spread it to others. Psoriasis seems to ...
  3. Psoriasis Diet: Can Changing Your Diet Treat Psoriasis? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
  4. Psoriasis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    October 2013 Questions and Answers about Psoriasis This publication contains general information about psoriasis. It describes what psoriasis is, what causes it, and what the treatment options are. If ...
  5. What Is Psoriasis? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Information Psoriasis Find a Clinical Trial Journal Articles Psoriasis PDF Version Size: 54 KB Audio Version Time: ... Size: 6.4 MB November 2014 What Is Psoriasis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  6. Learn About Psoriasis (National Psoriasis Foundation)  
    ... For Your Patients Corrona Psoriasis Registry Donate About Psoriasis Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, ... about psoriasis in children? How do I get psoriasis? While scientists do not know what exactly causes ...
  7. Psoriasis (Children's Hospital Boston)  
    Psoriasis Posted under Health Guides . Updated 8 October 2013. +Related Content Psoriasis is a chronic (long term) ... treat, but it isn’t contagious. What causes psoriasis? Researchers aren’t yet sure what causes psoriasis. ...
  8. ... page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Living with Psoriasis What is Psoriasis? Past Issues / Fall 2013 Table of Contents What Is Psoriasis? There are several forms of psoriasis. The typical ...
  9. Resources - psoriasis ... organization is a good resource for information on psoriasis : American Academy of Dermatology - www.aad.org/skin- ...
  10. Guide for Patients: Psoriasis/Psoriatic Arthritis Video (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    ... and treatments M - P Psoriasis Psoriasis video library Psoriasis video library Psoriasis: A guide for patients Meet four people who ... to Beaver." A guide for patients: What is psoriasis? Dermatologist David M. Pariser, MD, FAAD, explains why ...
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