What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a skin disease, which causes are not completely known. It is a chronic, non-infectious disease and it has tendency to spontaneously regress and reoccur. The disease usually appears between the ages of 10 and 40, and more often in older people.
The factors causing the disease and its relapses include acute bacterial infections, like streptococcal and viral infections like angina, measles, smallpox, shingles, rubella, but also chronic infections like sinusitis, cavities, recurrent UTI, adnexitis, cholecystitis, hypertrophy tonsils and chronic diseases like diabetes and gout.
Psoriasis can also be caused by stress – both acute and psychological shock.