Psoriasis is a disease whose main symptom is gray or silvery flaky patches on the skin which are red and inflamed underneath. In the United States, it affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the population, or between 5.8 and 7.5 million people. Commonly affected areas include the scalp, elbows, knees, navel, palms, ears and groin. Psoriasis is autoimmune in origin, and is not contagious.
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National Psoriasis Foundation
Providing information on symptoms, treatments, research, educational programs, photo archives, case histories, and children's resources. Also offers interactive forums and monthly bulletins.
Dave's Psoriasis Info
Organized index of site ratings, treatment reviews, explanations, and references to background information.
eMedicine - Psoriasis
Consumer health resource providing an overview of the condition including symptoms, potential triggers, and available treatments.
The hidden delight of psoriasis
British Medical Journal article highlights several books and movies that refer to psoriasis, with details on authors including John Updike and Dennis Potter.
Offers links to news, articles, and research data regarding this disease. Also offers clinical research data, diagnostics and conditions, and newsletters.
NHS Choices: Psoriasis
Provides information on this skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment, complications and self care.
Learn about the specific types of this chronic skin condition, updates on treatments, and news about research advances.
Psoriasis Treatment in Turkey
Offers treatment in the Kangal Fish Spring. Read about the spring, the cure method, and researchers.
Psoriatic Arthritis by Dr Doc On-Line
Explains the association of arthritis with psoriasis. Includes symptoms, treatments, and example photos.
World Psoriasis Day
Annual day specially dedicated to people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis.
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