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All you need to know about ... psoriasis

All you need to know about ... psoriasis

Dermatology

Margaret Kelman
Staff Nurse in Dermatology
Queen Margaret Hospital
Dunfermline

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting approximately 2% of the Western population, with around 1.2 million sufferers in the UK.1 Typically, psoriasis occurs as a result of the interaction of genetic factors and immune dysfunction, including an increased turnover of skin cells, and environmental factors such as infections, stress and injury to the skin.

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