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Psoriasis is a noncontagious skin condition that produces thick plaques and scaling skin. The dry flakes of skin are reported to result from the excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells that is triggered by inflammatory chemicals produced by specialized white blood cells called lymphocytes. Psoriasis commonly affects the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp. Nevertheless, it can appear from anywhere in the skin.
According to the modern scientific understandings, immune system and genes may contribute to the condition, along with other environmental and lifestyle factors. Psoriasis is not contagious. Risk factors for psoriasis include:
There are different types of psoriasis. Symptoms for each type may vary, but the major symptoms are:
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