Disease Information for Psoriasis: Definition

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  • A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches; The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region; Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis; Psoriatic arthritis complication occurs with little correlation to severity of skin problems

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