Psoriasis is a chronic condition in which a person usually develops red, scaly, itchy patches of skin. There is no cure, so if you develop psoriasis, you're in for the long haul. Do you know why psoriasis develops, who gets it, and how to treat it? Take this quiz and find out.
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Psoriasis is a skin disorder.
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Psoriasis is the second most common autoimmune disease in the United States, after multiple sclerosis.
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No one knows what causes psoriasis.
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Our bodies shed around 80,000 skin cells every minute.
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About 10 percent of the population has psoriasis.
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There are five kinds of psoriasis.
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The most common kind of psoriasis is inverse psoriasis.
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Guttate psoriasis is a rash of small red bumps that cover the body from the neck down.
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Palmoplantar psoriasis is a form of pustular psoriasis that's linked to alcohol abuse.
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Erythrodermic psoriasis can lead to congestive heart failure.
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Psoriasis is considered severe when it covers more than half of your body.
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If you have psoriasis, you usually have three basic treatment options.
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Therapy with UVA light rays is a common psoriasis treatment.
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Psoriasis is more prevalent in African Americans than it is in Caucasians.
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Psoriasis is most likely to appear when you're over 50.
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If both parents have psoriasis, their child has a 50-50 chance of having it, too.
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Sun exposure is the biggest psoriasis trigger.
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Medications, stress and skin injuries are much more likely to trigger psoriasis.
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If you have severe psoriasis, you have an increased risk of digestive problems.
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