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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1986 May;14(5 Pt 1):863-6.

Lepra, psora, psoriasis.

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This article traces the curious history of how psoriasis came to be called by its present appellation. In retelling the story, psoriasis is seen as a disease (known since antiquity) that has been confused with leprosy, with some tragic results.

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