Psoriasis Facts


Laura Semko

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Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, red, raised areas that often develop as silvery scales on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.

Psoriasis is estimated to affect 7.5 million people in the U.S. It often appears between the ages of 15 and 25 but can develop at any age. Though not contagious, the condition is hereditary.

It’s not a rash, it’s not just dry skin—it’s psoriasis. Psoriasis patients and experts share what they want you to know about this chronic condition.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 13, 2016

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