Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder, which affects men and women equally, and it appears between ages twenty and thirty-five. It is primarily an immune system disorder.

The affected area can range of a few spots of scaling to larger scaly patches of skin on the knees, elbows, arms, ears back and scalp. The color of these patches is red to brown. Psoriasis can also affect the nails and can cause arthritis.

It is a hereditary, non contagious disease.

Psoriasis is linked with the rapid skin cells reproduction. The new skin cells onset too rapidly so the dead skin cells cannot be shed. The accumulated pileup of cells, creates the characteristic silvery scales.

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