9 Common Misconceptions About Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by an inherited gene. It can cause some painful and serious problems, so it's important to know the facts.
Dec 14, 2016
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Psoriasis is a persistent, chronic inflammatory skin condition caused by an inherited genetic defect that affects about 7.5 million people in the United States, according to the National Psoriasis Foundation.
The study of the genetic connection to psoriasis is fairly new: it wasn't until the early 1970s that research began. With recent improvements in technology and increases in funding, studies are beginning to rapidly expand.
Yet, many people—even those afflicted with this condition—aren't fully aware of the facts associated with this condition, and there are some pretty serious consequences and complications associated with psoriasis.
Here are some facts you may want to know:
While many people don't know the facts about psoriasis, there are many commonly held misconceptions. Now is a good time to set the record straight, separating facts from myths:
Find out more about psoriasis at:
National Psoriasis Foundation
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases