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By Kendra Gail Bergstrom

In the event you be afflicted by psoriasis, or have a chum or relative who does, this ebook bargains support. thoroughly revised and up to date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Psoriasis, moment variation grants authoritative, useful solutions in your questions on deciding upon a dermatologist, therapies, coping options, assets of aid, and masses extra. In transparent, obtainable variety, specialist dermatologists focusing on treating psoriasis describe the newest clinical wisdom together with the hot new release of psoriasis medications and sensible tips about what psoriasis is and what you are able to do to regard your situation, from light to the main serious, successfully. that includes insider recommendation from a precise sufferer, this publication is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this in all probability debilitating ailment.

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QXP 11/5/09 12:30 PM Page 54 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S than in adults, children can get psoriasis. Among adults with psoriasis, 30% to 45% had the onset of their disease before age 20. Psoriasis is slightly more common in boys than in girls, and almost 70% of children who get psoriasis have family members with psoriasis. For reasons that are unclear, psoriasis often first appears in the fall. Although children and young adults may get any type of psoriasis, one type found almost exclusively in children or younger patients and young adults is guttate psoriasis (see color plate C).

Biologic therapy Medical therapy that is derived from a biologic source rather than being synthesized from a chemical source. Immunosuppression Suppression of the natural immune response because immune system defenses have been suppressed, damaged, or weakened. PPD test A skin test for previous exposure to tuberculosis. Certain tuberculosis proteins are injected under the skin, and after a few days the skin is checked to see if the body mounts a response (shown as a raised, red wheal). Shave biopsy A biopsy performed with a razor by cutting off a superficial piece of the skin.

QXP 11/5/09 12:29 PM Page 23 1 0 0 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T P S O R I A S I S 13. How bad can psoriasis get? John’s comment: The Basics daily routine (such as a change in diet, for example) affect the skin. Bad enough that I had severe pain when I walked due to psoriasis on the bottom of my feet, bad enough that I had severe pain when water ran against my fingers that were raw from psoriasis, bad enough that my nails were so brittle and fragile they were easily susceptible to breaking and exposing the nail bed, not to mention the disfiguring effect that I’ve had on my face, ears, nails, arms, legs, hands, feet, and other locations, sometimes with pain, sometimes with bleeding.

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