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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. You usually get the patches on your elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet, but they can show up on other parts of your body. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis called psoriatic arthritis. A problem with your immune system causes psoriasis. In a process called cell turnover, skin cells that grow deep in your skin rise to the surface. Normally, this takes a month. In psoriasis, it happens in just days because your cells rise too fast. . Psoriasis can be hard to diagnose because it can look like other skin diseases. Your doctor might need to look at a small skin sample under a microscope. Psoriasis can last a long time, even a lifetime. Symptoms come and go. Things that make them worse include. -Infections. -Stress. -Dry skin. -Certain medicines. Psoriasis usually occurs in adults. It sometimes runs in families. Treatments include creams, medicines, and light therapy. NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases .  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
10997
Concept ID:
C0033860
Disease or Syndrome
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Plaque psoriasis

MedGen UID:
590303
Concept ID:
C0406317
Disease or Syndrome
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Psoriasis

A skin abnormality characterized by redness and irritation, with thick, red skin that displays flaky, silver-white patches (scales). [from HPO]

MedGen UID:
505592
Concept ID:
CN003401
Finding
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Plaque

Abnormal tissue that results from the progressive accumulation or deposit of certain substances in a body cavity, surface, or lumen. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
452424
Concept ID:
C0332461
Finding
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alefacept

A drug that is used to treat certain skin conditions and is being studied in the treatment of cutaneous (skin-related) T-cell cancer and T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Alefacept is made by combining part of an antibody with a protein that blocks the growth some types of T cells. It is a type of fusion protein and a type of immunosuppressant. [from NCI_NCI-GLOSS]

MedGen UID:
192430
Concept ID:
C0962603
Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein; Pharmacologic Substance
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