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Psoriasis - What it is

Psoriasis is a common skin problem affecting one to two percent of the population. Although more commonly seen in adults, it can also occur in children and teenagers.

Both genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of psoriasis. Many patients have a family history of psoriasis. Environmental triggers include certain medications, infections (eg. stretococcal) and skin trauma. Flares of psoriasis have been linked to physical and emotional stress.

Most cases of psoriasis are mild and localised. Rarely, some patients may have severe and extensive disease.

Psoriasis usually follows a chronic course, that waxes and wanes. To date, there is no known cure for psoriasis.

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Psoriasis - Causes and Risk Factors

Psoriasis - Preparing for surgery

Psoriasis - Post-surgery care

Psoriasis - Other Information