This skin disease affects a population of 1.5% approximately, and yet many still do not know its causes, characteristics, consequences and possible solutions.
Psoriasis is a chronic disease caused by the immune system itself, so it is not at all contagious, occurs when blood T leukocytes attack the keratinocytes (cells that make up the epidermis), which multiply and defend generating these scaly plaques on the skin caused by inflammation.
In fact, if it is hereditary causes this condition may also be caused by another autoimmune disease of the body from infection by the consumption of alcohol and snuff , for injuries and up to the stress .
More common in areas such as elbows, knees, lumbosacral area and scalp, this disease is very treatable and can be improved by some treatments that your dermatologist may recommend.
Treatments vary depending on the severity of the disease in each patient, but generally will aim to whiten the skin and combat autoimmune condition that causes: the effects of mild psoriasis (less than 10% of skin lesions ) be mitigated with creams or ointments to the affected areas, but moderate (between 10 and 20%) and severe (more than 20%) will require more radical methods can often have side effects such as pills or biological treatment.