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What is plaque psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis, is a chronic skin disease that typically causes raised, red lesions covered with silvery white scales. Of the approximately 7.5 million people in the United States with psoriasis, 80% have plaque psoriasis.
What causes plaque psoriasis?
Plaque psoriasis is caused by an overactive immune system. Normal skin cells mature and fall off the body in about a month, but the immune system of a person with plaque psoriasis speeds up the skin’s growth cycle, so new skin cells develop in only 3 to 4 days. Instead of falling off, these cells remain on the skin where they form thickened patches (lesions or plaques).
The role of genetics
If you have one parent with plaque psoriasis, you have a 10% chance of inheriting the disease. If both of your parents have plaque psoriasis, there is a 50% chance that you will have plaque psoriasis as well.
Where does plaque psoriasis occur?
Plaque psoriasis can appear on any part of the body, but it is most commonly found on the scalp, knees, elbows, and torso. Sometimes the lesions appear as a mirror image on the left and right sides of the body.
While plaque psoriasis is a chronic condition, you may notice that there are periods where your skin improves before symptoms return again. This is called a flare-up. Situations or environments that may trigger a plaque psoriasis flare-up include:
- Skin injury
- Certain medications
Although there is no cure for psoriasis, treatment options are available to help you better manage it.
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