Introduction: Psoriasis


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Psoriasis: Chronic skin rash condition, usually red or silver and blistery.

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease characterized by scaling and inflammation. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of the skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skinís surface.1

Researching symptoms of Psoriasis: Further information about the symptoms of Psoriasis is available including a list of symptoms of Psoriasis, other diseases that might have similar symptoms in differential diagnosis of Psoriasis, or alternatively return to research other symptoms in the symptom center.

Misdiagnosis and Psoriasis: Research more detailed information about misdiagnosis of Psoriasis, or research misdiagnosis of other diseases

Treatments for Psoriasis: Various information is available about treatments available for Psoriasis, current research about Psoriasis treatments, or research treatments for other diseases.

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Statistics and Psoriasis: Various sources and calculations are available in statistics about Psoriasis, prevalence and incidence statistics for Psoriasis, and you can also research other medical statistics in our statistics center.

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Psoriasis: NIAMS

Last revision: June 12, 2003

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