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    Psoriasis

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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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerAmy McMichael, MD - Dermatology

    Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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