Psoriasis is a common skin condition that changes the life cycle of skin cells. Psoriasis causes cells to build up rapidly on the surface of the skin. The extra skin cells form thick, silvery scales and itchy, dry, red patches that are sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting (chronic) disease. There may be times when your psoriasis symptoms get better alternating with times your psoriasis worsens. Psoriasis signs and symptoms can vary from person to person but may include: Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales, Small scaling spots (commonly seen in children), Dry, cracked skin that may bleed, itching, burning or soreness, Thickened, pitted or ridged nails, Swollen and stiff joints etc. Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas. The cause of psoriasis isnt fully known, but its thought to be related to an immune system problem with cells in your body. More specifically, one key cell is a type of white blood cell called a T lymphocyte or T cell. Normally, T cells travel throughout the body to detect and fight off foreign substances, such as viruses or bacteria.
Related Journals on Psoriasis: Current Problems in Dermatology, Experimental Dermatology, Indian Journal of Dermatology, International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, Wound Repair and Regeneration, The Open Dermatology Journal, Skin Therapy Newsletter, Skin Research and Technology, Skin and Allergy News, Dermatology in Practice, Dermatologic Therapy, Clinics in Dermatology, Advances in Skin & Wound Care, BMC Dermatology, Clinical Medicine Insights: Dermatology, Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, Photo-Dermatology, Japanese Journal of Dermatology