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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)  
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  2. Learn About Psoriasis (National Psoriasis Foundation)  
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  7. Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Statistics (National Psoriasis Foundation)  
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  9. Pustular Psoriasis (National Psoriasis Foundation)  
    ... With Health Plans For Your Patients Donate Pustular Psoriasis Pustular [PUHS-choo-lar] psoriasis in characterized by ... medications or potent topical steroids Types of Pustular Psoriasis Von Zumbusch can appear abruptly on the skin. ...
  10. Guttate Psoriasis (National Psoriasis Foundation)  
    ... With Health Plans For Your Patients Donate Guttate Psoriasis Guttate [GUH-tate] psoriasis is a form of ... in rapid and prolonged clearing of guttate psoriasis. Psoriasis About Psoriasis Symptoms and Diagnosis Types of Psoriasis ...
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