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What causes psoriasis?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, meaning that the immune system mistakenly attacks normal skin cells, causing psoriasis. It is usually an inherited condition, although in rare cases it can occur with no family history of the disease.

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Author: Lauren Donley BSc (Hons)
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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