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Prognosis of Psoriasis

Prognosis of Psoriasis: The prognosis is very variable with some patients responding well to simple treatments whereas other cases are quite resistant with symptoms persisting throughout life. Many cases tend to occur in cycles with periods of remission and resurgence. Sometimes patients respond to a particular treatment for a period of time and then become resistant to that form of treatment. Arthritis may further complicate the condition and will require stronger treatment options. Factors that indicate a poorer prognosis includes: strong family history of psoriasis, being female, arthritis in multiple joints and onset under the age of 20. ...see also Overview of Psoriasis

Onset of Psoriasis: Any age but peak incidence is during adolescence and early adulthood or towards the end of the 6th decade of life.


Complications of Psoriasis may include:

  • Psoriatic arthritis - occurs in about 10-15% of psoriasis cases.
  • Exfoliative psoriatic dermatitis
  • Social embarrassment (see Society problems)
  • The generalized pustular psoriasis of von Zumbusch may be lethal if proper supportive measures are not taken during the acute phase
  • It can also complicate heart disease and cause heart failure, because the heart rate may accelerate due to increased blood flow to the inflamed skin
  • more complications...»

Complications of Psoriasis from the Diseases Database include:

Source: Diseases Database

See also complications of Psoriasis.

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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Psoriasis usually refers to the likely outcome of Psoriasis. The prognosis of Psoriasis may include the duration of Psoriasis, chances of complications of Psoriasis, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Psoriasis, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Psoriasis. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.


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