Psoriasis is a chronic non-infectious inflammatory disease skin is characterized by frequent episodes of redness, itching, and features thick, white scales. Primarily occurs on the elbows, knees and scalp, and can occur in any part of the body. The seriousness of the situation may vary considerably.
In most cases, affected skin on the elbows and knees, but psoriasis can occur anywhere in the body.
Psoriasis affects approximately 2-3% of the population is so common in men and women. It can occur at any age, but in most patients occurs around twenty. The highest incidence occurs in late teens and in their early twenties, while the second highest incidence of psoriasis occurs about fifty. It is a relatively common disease and is estimated to affect 2% to 2.5% of the population. It can occur either suddenly or gradually. Characterized by periods of exacerbation and periods of the illness resolves.
It affects all ages but is most common between 15 and 35 years. For psoriasis there is a genetic predisposition and heredity.
Stress, infections, obesity, excessive alcohol consumption, absence or excessive sun exposure, worsen the situation patients with psoriasis.
Psoriasis usually occurs in the form of erythematous plaques, which are covered by silver scales and found in various parts of the body.
The duration can vary, but most patients alternating periods of depression and relapse continues for many years or throughout their lives.
Some dermatologists believe that the term 'psoriasis' is actually six or seven different situations in which the course can be distinguished from each other and treated separately. The action of the drugs currently available (e.g. local and systemic treatments) is to eliminate the psoriatic plaques and prevent relapse.
Psoriasis is classified according to the type of injuries the following: * Plaque psoriasis or psoriasis vulgaris (common) * Teardrop Psoriasis * Pustular psoriasis * Erythrodermic Psoriasis * Psoriatic arthritis
The most severe forms of psoriasis Some forms of psoriasis are more serious and are particularly resistant to treatment. This is the pustular psoriasis and erythrodermic and psoriatic arthritis. In these cases you should take medication with special attention under the guidance dermatologist. When lesions are present throughout the skin, it is a universal psoriasis. This form of psoriasis is quite rare.
Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious disease that can tested treatments. Usually the prognosis is good, does not affect the overall health unless neglected. The forms that appear in large areas of skin or even those that occur at a very young age or to people long age are more serious.
The complications that can accompany the psoriasis include secondary skin infections which have a generalized infection, skin cancer, and the effects of various forms and the fact that the skin is involved early shows signs of aging.
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