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Should you be afflicted by psoriasis, or have a pal or relative who does, this publication bargains aid. thoroughly revised and up-to-date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately Psoriasis, moment variation supplies authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions on deciding on a dermatologist, treatments, coping techniques, resources of help, and lots more and plenty extra. In transparent, obtainable type, specialist dermatologists focusing on treating psoriasis describe the most recent clinical wisdom together with the hot iteration of psoriasis medicines and useful tips about what psoriasis is and what you are able to do to regard your , from light to the main serious, successfully. that includes insider suggestion from a precise sufferer, this publication is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this very likely debilitating disorder.
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The appearance of psoriasis after trauma is often called Koebnerization and usually appears between 2 and 6 weeks after trauma to the skin. This phenomenon is found in some people with psoriasis, as well as those with other skin diseases like vitiligo and warts. Koebnerization is thought to occur through the normal inflammation in traumatized skin. QXP 11/5/09 12:30 PM Page 51 injured, a normal inflammatory reaction occurs with redness, warmth, pain, and swelling. In normal skin this inflammation resolves after the skin damage is healed.
Koebner phenomenon This phenomenon, seen in psoriasis and other skin diseases, occurs when skin trauma initiates new lesions in previously healthy skin. Also referred to as Koebnerization. Phototherapy The use of light, whether from the sun or special light sources, to treat skin disease. psoriasis. For people who respond well to sunlight, treatment with light therapy such as PUVA or UVB over the winter can supplement sunlight to the level available during the summer months (discussed in Question 56).
These results are still preliminary and currently cannot be used to determine the risk of psoriasis, disease prognosis, or therapy. No genetic tests are available or required to treat psoriasis. Although psoriasis has a genetic component, it is not a predictably inherited disease. When a person has psoriasis, the chance of his or her child acquiring the disease is less than 20%. QXP 11/5/09 12:30 PM Page 46 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 test, or prenatal diagnostic that currently predicts whether a baby will have psoriasis in the future.