Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes skin cells to grow faster than normal. Autoimmune diseases are caused when a person’s immune system is overactive and attacks healthy tissue in the body. There are five types of psoriasis, but the most common, plaque psoriasis causes patches of thick, red skin and silvery white scales caused by the build up of dead skin cells. Psoriasis can affect all parts of the skin but is typically found on the elbows, knees, scalp, lower back, face, palms and soles of the feet. Some patients report that psoriasis causes an itchy, stinging or burning sensation.
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Source: Centers for Disease Control, “What is Psoriasis,” February 11, 2013, http://www.cdc.gov/psoriasis/
Source: National Psoriasis Foundation, “About Psoriasis,” https://www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriasis.