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May

AAD Brief Writeup on Psoriasis

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  • Psoriasis is a serious medical condition affecting the autoimmune system.
  • The most common form, which affects about 80 percent of people who have the condition, is plaque psoriasis. It is characterized by patches of raised, reddish skin covered with silvery-white scales. Psoriasis usually occurs on the scalp, knees, elbows, hands and feet.
  • About 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis.
  • In 2004, the total direct cost of treatment associated with psoriasis was $1.2 billion.

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http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/conditions/psoriasis

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