What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a genetic disorder that appears as red, scaly patches on the skin. Although it can surface anywhere, the elbows and knees are most commonly affected. In ten percent of psoriasis patients, arthritis is also associated with this condition. Topical creams and ointments are often successful in controlling small areas of psoriasis. More severe or widespread cases may be treated with ultraviolet light and oral medications.


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