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The Basics About Psoriasis

What is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common, chronic T cell mediated skin disorder that affects between 2-3% of the population T cells are white blood cells that regulate the body's immune system. In psoriasis, T cells become overactivated, which triggers an inflammatory response that leads to the accelerated production of skin cells. Normally, the time between the production and shedding of skin cells is about 28 days, however, in psoriasis, the process accelerates to approximately 7 times faster, and..   Read more >>

What Looks Like Psoriasis

What May Resemble Psoriasis? Pityriasis rosea: Pityriasis rosea is a condition seen in people between the ages of 10-35 years of age. In contrast to psoriasis, it often starts with a solitary large "Herald Patch" before multiple smaller lesions develop... Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis is a fungal infection on the body. Red scaly patches may be seen, but unlike psoriasis, the centers of the patches often show clearing...   Read more >>

Types of Psoriasis

Psoriasis can appear in a variety of forms:

Aggravating Factors to Avoid

The following is a list of aggravating factors to avoid if you have psoriasis..   Read more >>