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What is psoriasis

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Skin condition: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition probably on an autoimmune basis.
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Dr. Neeraja Mattay
33 years experience Dermatology
Chronic patches: Psoriasis is a condition caused by the too-rapid growth of skin cells. As new cells come to the surface in a matter of days rather than weeks, buildup ... Read More
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Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease where our immune system creates problems with our skin and joints. Psoriasis is diagnosed by your physician, and th ... Read More
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Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic disorder, ie it often persists and there isn't a cure. In some people it settles by itself. In others, treatment choices need t ... Read More
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Psoriasis: It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. occurs in genetically susceptible individuals and presents with development of inflammatory plaques on the s ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes red, scaly plaques in the skin. If if involves the scalp, it can cause flaking that can look like dandr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Different: Seborrhea usually occurs in oily skin and scalp and thought to be an unusual response to a fungus found on the skin in 85% of all adults. Psoriasis is ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Term does not exist: There is no such thing as "linden psoriasis.".
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: This is really a form of contact dermatitis. It is a skin rash that results usually from an allergic reaction and that rash resembles psoriasis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details.: Psoriasis involving the scalp. Psoriasis is an autoimmune skin rash that is red and scaly.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Looks like pustules!: Pustular psoriasis looks like pustules under skin, surrounded by an erythematos rim . It is treated no differently than plaque ps.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Dermatologist: The best treatment for psoriasis is administered by a dermatologist. New treatment modalities are now available for severe cases.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nail changes: Are somewhat typical in psoriasis. Make sure you follow up with your PCP or dermatologist as newer treatments may be needed.
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