Iowa City Dermatology

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Iowa City Dermatology

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic disease in which skin cells grow too quickly in some areas and do not shed properly.  Because of this, the excess cells build up on the skin causing scaly patches.  Psoriasis is not contagious. Psoriasis is caused by genes that are inherited from a parent.  There are several types of psoriasis including plaque, guttate (smaller scattered spots), inverse (located in skin folds, such as the underarms), pustular, and erythrodermic.

Additional information is included in the videos below as well as on the American Academy of Dermatology website and the National Psoriasis Foundation website. 

 

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