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What is Psoriasis Susceptibility?

What is Psoriasis Susceptibility?

  • Psoriasis Susceptibility: A predisposition to developing psoriasis that is linked to a defective gene related to the immune system. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.

Psoriasis Susceptibility: Introduction

Types of Psoriasis Susceptibility:

Broader types of Psoriasis Susceptibility:

How serious is Psoriasis Susceptibility?

Prognosis of Psoriasis Susceptibility: 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.
Complications of Psoriasis Susceptibility: see complications of Psoriasis Susceptibility

What causes Psoriasis Susceptibility?

Causes of Psoriasis Susceptibility: see causes of Psoriasis Susceptibility

What are the symptoms of Psoriasis Susceptibility?

Symptoms of Psoriasis Susceptibility: see symptoms of Psoriasis Susceptibility

Complications of Psoriasis Susceptibility: see complications of Psoriasis Susceptibility

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

Psoriasis Susceptibility: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Psoriasis Susceptibility.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Psoriasis Susceptibility.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Psoriasis Susceptibility: see treatments for Psoriasis Susceptibility

Name of Psoriasis Susceptibility

Main name of condition: Psoriasis Susceptibility


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