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What is the cause of scalp psoriasis?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Same as body
There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales.
Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair.

In brief: Same as body
There is inflammation amd thickening of the skin with thick attached scales.
Although psoriasis can occur only in the scalp it usually accompanies psoriasis on other parts of the body. Scalp psoriasis can be nore difficult to treat with topicals and is less responsive to ultraviolet therapy or laser because of the hair.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Psoriasis
Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families.
Doctors think it may be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001470/.

In brief: Psoriasis
Psoriasis seems to be passed down through families.
Doctors think it may be an autoimmune condition. This occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001470/.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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