PSORIASIS
Last Updated : 1/5/2012
Ira Shah
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What is

Psoriasis

?

Psoriasis is a skin condition where the cells in the skin have an increased rate of turnover resulting in thick scales on the skin.

How does psoriasis occur?
The cause of psoriasis is not known. There may be a

genetic predisposition

which may be triggered off by unknown factors. Physical and emotional stress may aggravate psoriasis. Certain drugs such steroid hormones, anti hypertensive drugs and infections may trigger psoriasis. REMEMBER PSORIASIS IS NOT CONTAGIOUS.



Contributor Information and Disclosures

Ira Shah
Consultant Pediatrician, Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai, India


First Created : 1/25/2001

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