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    Psoriasis

    Picture of psoriasis on forearm

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    Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes skin cells to grow too quickly, resulting in thick white or red patches of skin. The patches (or plaques) range in size from small to large and typically occur on the knees, elbows, scalp, hands, feet, or lower back.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology
    Last Revised January 9, 2012

    Last Revised: January 9, 2012

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Amy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

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