September 07, 2022
Psoriasis is a chronic and recurrent skin disease of an inherited nature. About a third of people who have it have a family history. This disease is generally considered benign and is characterized by the appearance of red, scaly lesions located on the scalp, face, arms, elbows, knees, legs, hands, feet, and nails. This time, Dr. Carlos Sordo, dermatologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information about this disease.
The main symptoms and characteristics are:
Causes and triggers
Psoriasis is a disease of genetic predisposition. This disease is related to an intense activity of the immune system triggered by T lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells that help protect the body against infections) causing skin cells to grow at a faster rate than normal. the normal.
There are different treatments, such as:
On the other hand, it is important that along with the treatment there is adequate emotional support, either from a psychologist or psychiatrist and, if necessary, from other specialties.
Among the most frequent complications are:
Dr. Carlos Sordo
Dermatologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma