3- PSORIASIS.ppt - Bio-marine Psoriasis?What is psoriasis Psoriasis is a chronic(long-lasting skin disease characterized by scaling and inflammation

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Bio-marine Psoriasis
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What is psoriasis ? Psoriasis is a chronic (long-lasting) skin disease characterized by scaling and inflammation. Scaling occurs when cells in the outer layer of skin reproduce faster than normal and pile up on the skin's surface. Psoriasis affects 2 to 2.6 percent of the United States population, or almost 5.8 to 7 million people. When psoriasis develops, patches of skin thicken, redden, and become covered with silvery scales. These patches are sometimes referred to as plaques. They may itch or burn.
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What causes psoriasis ? psoriasis is related to an abnormal immune system that produces too many of the immune cells, called T cells , in the skin. These T cells trigger the inflammation and excessive skin cell reproduction seen in people with psoriasis. This leads to inflammation and flaking of skin.
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Psoriasis and T-Cell Trafficking Across the Endothelium
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observation in Psoriasis : arch. Acid metabolism is altered proinflammatory lipoxygenase products LTB4 12-HETE (12- hydroxyeicosatetraenoic)
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TYPES AND SEVERITY Types Plaque Guttate ( drop by drop ( Inverse Erythrodermic(skin reddening ( Widespread pustulous Located pustulous Severity How to size the Psoriasis severities Soft Psoriasis Mild Psoriasis Severe Psoriasis
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Types of psoriasis Plaques The plaques psoriasis is the most typical form of the illness, four among five people have this kind of psoriasis. A " plaque " is the name used to describe the very defined formations of the red, lifted skin, and the word " lesion " is also commonly used. The technical name for the psoriasis in plaques is “ psoriasis vulgaris. " The scaly, white and plated accumulation above the plaques is so-called “flake”; it is composed by the skin dead cells. This flake is almost loose and is constantly detached from the plaques. The skin affected with psoriasis is generally very dry. Other possible symptoms include cracking, pain of the skin, itching. Guttate (drop by drop) The guttate psoriasis is similar to small, red, individual drops in the skin (the word guttate comes from the Latin meaning " drop "). These lesions generally appear in the trunk and the members, and sometimes in the
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