psoriasis


A chronic skin condition characterized by inflamed, red, raised areas that develop silvery scales; also causes pitting, splitting, and discoloration of the nail plate.

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Required Reading

Under the Microscope: Psoriasis

March 22, 2011

Psoriasis is a chronic recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin.

What Is Psoriasis?

April 1, 2008

Psoriasis is a chronic, recurring condition that commonly causes red scaly patches to appear on the skin. These patches frequently occur on the elbows and knees, but can affect any area including the fingernails and toenails.

Identifying and Understanding Common Skin Disorders

June 1, 1995

Skin problems come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. You may not be a dermatologist, but you can still handle these problems with confidence and without risk to yourself or your business.

Psoriasis Of The Nails

April 1, 1995

Psoriasis is a condition that most frequently manifests on the skin. Approximately 4% of the American population (10 million people) is affected by this disorder. Most of these patients have psoriasis that involves their nails.

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