Past Features

Diet and Lifestyle

Emotional, Psychological, and Social Impact

Nails and Scalp: Unique Challenges

Risk Factors


Treatment: Summer

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For an overview, visit the AAD pamphlet Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.


Psoriasis is not contagious.  It is caused by faulty signals in the immune system and cannot be passed through direct personal contact.





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