Psoriasis is an auto-immune disorder characterized by patches of abnormal skin. The condition causes skin cells to divide rapidly and form extra layers. These layers appear as thick, red, itchy rashes and silvery scales. It is a chronic condition, which manifests in randomized flares and remissions. There is no cure, but understanding your triggers can limit its occurrences. People with this condition find it useful to develop their own coping mechanisms.
Its exact cause is unknown, but there is a consensus in the medical world that genetics are a vital factor. Almost 33% of patients report a family history of psoriasis. Studies suggest that there is a 70% chance of it appearing in both people if they are identical twins. Exactly how genetics affect the disease's inheritance is not yet well-understood.
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