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Written by Admin |Updated : February 24, 2013 10:27 AM IST

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin to flake off leading to skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, reddened skin with flaky, silvery patches called scales. If it affects the scalp, it may manifest as lot of dandruff. If joints are affected; it may lead to joint pain (Psoriatic Arthritis). Sometimes, it may also manifest as genital sores in males. The exact causative factor is unknown. However, it has been found that it may have an autoimmune cause (the body s defence cells start attacking the body s own skin cells). It may affect people of any age, but it is most commonly seen between ages 15 and 35. The condition is not communicable. Psoriasis also seems to have a hereditary predilection.

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