Psoriasis is a chronic relapsing disease characterized by variable clinical features. Several factors may exacerbate its manifestations, or even trigger the disease, such as traumatic injury to the skin, physical and psychological stress, cold weather, excessive alcohol intake, and drugs such as lithium and Beta-blockers. What are the different types of psoriasis? Can psoriasis affect my joints? Can psoriasis affect only my nails? What are psoriasis symptoms and signs? Symptoms of psoriasis can occur when triggering factor are involved. By today not all such factors have been clearly identified. Most important trigger factors include infections of the palatine tonsils, naso-pharingitis, and stress.
Psoriasis is a long-term (chronic) scaling disease of the skin, which affects 2 3 of the UK population. Other initiating or trigger factors may act together with genetic predisposition to set the disease process in motion. Triggering factors are events or conditions that cause psoriasis to flare up or worsen. Psoriasis is generally thought to be a genetic disease which is triggered by environmental factors.
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