The word "psoriasis" comes from the ancient Greek word "mange" (psora) which means scales. It occurs with intense skin manifestations, which are often found in conspicuous places and lead to an unsightly appearance. This is why they are often treated with fear by patients.
Psoriasis can occur at any age. The duration of the disease varies depending on the case, but in most patients, periods of flare-ups and remission alternate for many years during their lifetime in different clinical stages of psoriasis. With proper treatment, patients can learn to live with their condition and be in remission for a long period of time.
It is, after all, a multifactorial disease that can be caused by genetic, immunological, environmental and psychological factors. The disease causes itching in 60-70% of cases, is not contagious, is not caused by an allergy and is due to a genetic or hereditary predisposition. Approximately 1/3 of sufferers have a patient in their family. Other risk factors for psoriasis are smoking, sun exposure, seasonal changes, certain medications, especially antihypertensive drugs, as well as stress and alcoholism.
Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease whose causes can be genetic, immunological, environmental and psychological factors. These are due to changes in the function of skin cells, mainly keratinocytes and fibroblasts.
Other factors that can increase the risk of developing psoriasis are also smoking, sun exposure, seasonal changes, possible trauma or burns, stress, certain drugs and alcoholism. All of the aforementioned can affect the onset and duration of psoriasis flare-ups.
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