Psoriasis

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. Generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) is a severe form of a skin disorder called psoriasis. GPP and other forms of psoriasis are caused by abnormal inflammation. Inflammation ...
  3. Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes skin redness, silvery scales, and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red, well-defined patches of skin ...
  4. Guttate psoriasis is a skin condition in which small, red, scaly, teardrop-shaped spots with silvery scale appear on ... Guttate psoriasis is a type of psoriasis . Guttate psoriasis is usually seen in people younger than 30, especially in ...
  5. Psoriasis Diet: Can Changing Your Diet Treat Psoriasis? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Psoriasis/Living With ... Psoriasis ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  6. What Is Psoriasis? Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    Psoriasis/Start Here ... Psoriasis ... National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases ... Easy-to-Read ... From the National Institutes of Health
  7. Psoriasis (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    Psoriasis causes skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin where they form itchy, red patches and thick scales. Find out what causes psoriasis ...
  8. ... following organizations are good resources for information about psoriasis : American Academy of Dermatology -- www.aad.org/public/diseases/psoriasis Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc. ...
  9. About Psoriasis (National Psoriasis Foundation)  
    Psoriasis/Start Here ... Psoriasis ... National Psoriasis Foundation ... Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes inflammation in the body. Learn how you ...
  10. Scalp Psoriasis: Diagnosis and Treatment (American Academy of Dermatology)  
    Learn about how scalp psoriasis is diagnosed and treated.
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