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Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disease suffered between 1 and 3% of the population is not contagious but can be inherited. In Demedicina tell you more about psoriasis and its symptoms.
Is a chronic disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to accumulate more rapidly on the surface of the skin, forming thick silvery scales and red spots, itching or itching begins, and sometimes there is pain.
Psoriasis is a disease of long duration but sometimes there are periods in which symptoms may improve as well as at other times the symptoms may worsen.
Types of psoriasis
- Plaque psoriasis: This is the most common form plaques on the skin red.
- Scalp psoriasis: red scaly patches appear on the scalp.
- Psoriasis of the nails: rash appears on hands and fingernails, toenails grow abnormally and can go missing.
- Guttate psoriasis: Psoriasis in small drops or points less than a centimeter, which is sometimes itchy.
- Inverse psoriasis: It usually affects the skin of the English, armpits and around the genital area. It causes smooth patches of red, inflamed skin. It is more common in overweight people and is aggravated by friction and sweating.
- Pustular Psoriasis: A rare type of psoriasis. May appear as patches or widespread areas smaller fingers and hands. Usually develops quickly.
- Erythrodermic psoriasis: the least common type of psoriasis can cover the entire body with a red rash. May be triggered by severe sunburn, by action of corticosteroids or other types of psoriasis are not well controlled.
- Psoriatic Arthritis: Inflammation of the skin, discolored nails, pain and swelling in the joints. It is sometimes associated with ocular inflammation, conjunctivitis. It can affect any joint.
Symptoms vary from person to person but often include some of these signs
- Red spots on the skin covered with silvery scales
- Small spots more common in children
- Lesions in the nails, thickening, nails bitten
- Dry and cracked skin that may bleed
- Joint swelling and stiffness.