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Psoriasis Susceptibility

Psoriasis Susceptibility: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Psoriasis Susceptibility is available below.

Symptoms of Psoriasis Susceptibility

Treatments for Psoriasis Susceptibility

  • There are a large number of treatment options with varying degrees of success in different patients - often combinations of various therapies are required. The type of treatment varies depending on the type and severity of symptoms and individual response to treatments already tried. Initially, the mildest treatments are used in order to avoid the side effects of stronger treatments.
  • Treatment options include:
  • Avoid triggers and exacerbating factors e.g. smoking, alcohol, obesity, stress, cold weather, hot showers, harsh soaps and other personal products
  • Regular moisturizing and baths containing bath oil, Epsom salts, dead sea salts and colloidal oatmeal can alleviate symptoms
  • Topical therapies:
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Psoriasis Susceptibility: Complications

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Causes of Psoriasis Susceptibility

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Less Common Symptoms of Psoriasis Susceptibility

Psoriasis Susceptibility: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Psoriasis Susceptibility

Psoriasis often undiagnosed cause of skin symptoms in children: Children who suffer from the skin disorder called psoriasis can often go undiagnosed. The main problem is that psoriasis is rare more »

Psoriatic arthritis often undiagnosed cause of joint conditions: Patients with the skin condition psoriasis can also have the related arthritis subtype called "psoriatic arthritis". more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed more »

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Psoriasis Susceptibility: Rare Types

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Psoriasis Susceptibility: Animations

Prognosis for Psoriasis Susceptibility

Prognosis for 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.

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