It’s a benign, non-contagious, inflammatory skin disease that affects about 2% of general population. It has periods that it improves and worsens, and most of the cases it affects the scalp, elbows and knees. However, it may appear in any part of the skin, as well as nails and joints (psoriatic arthritis).
Psoriasis may occur in any moment of lifetime, being more frequent between the second and the fourth decades of life, affecting men and women equally. Psoriasis is related to genetic, immunologic and environmental factors.
Treatment is individualized, depending on the type and extension of the lesions and each person characteristics. Psoriasis can be treated with only one medicine, with several drugs or even with rotation of medications. None of the treatment methods guarantees the definitive cure, but is possible to obtain the appropriate control of the disease.