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Društvo psorijatičara Hrvatske - Croatian Psoriasis Association

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Psoriasis is commonly mistaken as "just a skin condition."

But it's actually a chronic (long-lasting) disease of the immune system.

While the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, scientists believe the immune system mistakenly activates a reaction in the skin cells, which speeds up the growth cycle of skin cells. Plaque psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis, causes itchy skin spots, red patches, and thick flaky lesions to form.

In addition to symptoms that appear on your skin, psoriasis can also affect your joints through a related condition called psoriatic arthritis. Tell your dermatologist about any pain, stiffness, or swelling you've experienced in and around your joints.

 

Source: http://www.psoriasis.com, http://www.medicinenet.com

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