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Misdiagnosis of Hidden Causes of Flexural psoriasis

Underlying conditions list:

The list of possible underlying conditions mentioned in various sources for Flexural psoriasis includes:

  • Stress: The emotional stress such as depression and anxiety are strongly associated with psoriasis flare-ups
  • Infections: A bacterial or viral infection can cause a flexural psoriasis
  • Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking
  • Persons living in cold temperature regions
  • Steroids and some other medications
  • Immune system: Any abnormality in the immune system, may lead to the condition of flexural psoriasis
  • One of the main cause of flexural psoriasis may be yeast overgrowth, as well as high sensitivity to friction and/or sweating
  • Certain medicines, including lithium salt and beta blockers have been reported to trigger or aggravate the disease
  • Family history: In 30-35% cases of flexural psoriasis, the main cause is heredity
  • Environmental factors are thought to trigger psoriasis in people who have a genetic tendency toward the disease
  • Injury: Sometimes even mild injuries to the skin such as abrasions can trigger a psoriasis flare
  • Flexural psoriasis is more frequent and severe in people who are overweight because it mainly occurs on skin folds and overweight person have lot of them

About underlying conditions:

With a diagnosis of Flexural psoriasis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Flexural psoriasis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Flexural psoriasis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis.


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