Knowing about Psoriasis

Psoriasis are of 5 main types including plaque, inverse, pustular and erythrodermic. They have white and red scaly patches on the skin’s top layer. The plaque psoriasis is mostly common form of Psoriasis. Psoriasis is usually present in a particular patient through family history having a chain of this disease. The genetic loci are linked to the condition.


Psoriasis also include types guttate psoriasis or drops spots, inverse psoriasis found in folds similar to the navel, underarms, buttocks and groin. Finally pustular psoriasis that which appears like a small yellowish blisters filled with pus. The palm and the soles are also included in such a disease.

Scalp psoriasis might look like excessive dandruff that has dry flakes, and also the reddish areas of the skin. When it occurs in to the skin, it would be quite hard to differentiate between the scalp psoriasis and seborrhea dermatitis. But the treatment for this is almost similar to each other.

They have a very strong and hereditary component that is associated with many genes. There are some genes that are working together towards immune system that includes major histocompatibility complex or T cells. With the help of linkage analysis it has been found nine different chromosomes that are associated with psoriasis. They are known to be susceptibility from one through nine.

This leads to inflammation. Some of the mutations of the genes include inflammatory signal proteins that will affect the cells in the immune system that also leads to psoriasis. Some genes here could also work as autoimmune diseases. The PSORS1 has accounted for 35% to 50% of psoriasis heritability. The genes are controlled that affects the immune system.

The PSORS1 is located in chromosomes 6 and has a major histocompatibility complex that evenly controls immune system and encoding of skin proteins that are found in larger numbers with the psoriasis. Lifestyle is another factor that that encourages the condition of psoriasis.

HIV is yet another comprehensive factor and psoriasis causes. Immune response in psoriasis vulgaris has a pattern of cellular signals that are made by cellular signals of TH2. The lessened CD4+-T presence includes increased activation of CD8+-T cell that causes the aggravation of the psoriasis in people who has HIV.

People having HIV /AIDS are more likely to suffer from psoriasis more and are untreatable with the help of conventional therapy. 1% of psoriasis patients are known to be HIV positive. Medications including drug Psoriasis might be occurring due to beta blockers, lithium, anti-malarial medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, terbinafine, and calcium channel blockers.

Most common areas that it appears on your body are through knees, scalp, and elbows. The body area might be involved that tends to be happening in more common areas where there is trauma, scratching and abrasions.

Balneotherapy involves daily baths in Dead Sea. There are 4 weeks with different degrees of sun exposure. It is cost effective and an efficient solution. There are many effective ways through any medications. It decreases with PASI scores that are greater than at least 75% of remission for many months that has commonly been observed. Some of the side effects will include mild itchiness, folliculitis, sunburns and poikiloderma.

There is a risk of cancer or even melanoma in the longer terms. The data is inconclusive about serious cancer risk, with more risks associated with long term results. Phototherapy is yet another form of treatment that has been used in the form of sunlight. Some amount of wavelengths of 311-313 nanometers is mostly effective with special lamps that are developed with this particular application.