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What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a long-term inflammatory skin condition characterized by patches of red skin that are covered with thick, white plaques. Usually the knees, elbows, lower back and scalp are affected. The patches are often itchy and can become painful, especially if scratched.

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