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how did you get psoriasis?

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Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Psoriasis: No one knows for sure. Most think it is an autoimmune disorder. It can be genetic and run In families as well. Treatment is fairly easy for the most part.
Answered on Feb 12, 2015
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