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What causes psoriasis?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
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In brief: Inherited

Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes.
Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease.

In brief: Inherited

Psoriasis is an inherited inflammatory condition that waxes and wanes.
Treatment is generally directed towards control of symptomatic flares. Although no cure, there are many treatment options to help you stay reasonably clear. These include topical steroids, vitamin d derivatives, oral medications, phototherapy and biologics. Your doctor will recommend treatment based on the extent of disease.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

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
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