Psoriasis-2 - Psoriasis Psoriasis By Sandra E Valenzuela...

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Psoriasis Psoriasis By Sandra E. Valenzuela 5/5/02
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Definition Definition 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 upon the skin’s surface.
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Immune System Immune System Normal immune sys.- It include a type of white blood cell, called T cell it protect the body against infection and disease. Abnormal immune sys.- It cause activity by T cells in the skin,it trigger the inflammation and excessive skin cell.
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Who is infected? Who is infected? About 1 to 2% of the U.S population or 5.5 million people get infected. Mostly common between the age 15 to 35 years old. Mostly frequently occurs are male Caucasians population. It is also inherited
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Symptoms Symptoms Lesion appear on the trunk,limbs,scalp Noninfectious pus appear on the skin Vividly red plaques near the genitals Under the breasts itching Painful Armpits Silvery scales Inflammation Watery eyes Plaque psoriasis
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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