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Does psoriasis run in families?

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Perhaps because it's a problem with the body's immune system. psoriasis seems to run in families.

SOURCES:

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate director of dermatopharmacology, department of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine; co-director, Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, clinical research center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City; assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

American Academy of Dermatology.

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Abel, E.  , April 2005.  ACP Medicine

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 1, 2018

SOURCES:

Bruce E. Strober, MD, PhD, associate director of dermatopharmacology, department of dermatology, New York University School of Medicine; co-director, Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Center.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, director, clinical research center, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City; assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

American Academy of Dermatology.

National Psoriasis Foundation.

Abel, E.  , April 2005.  ACP Medicine

 

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on June 1, 2018

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