Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease of the skin that is usually chronic and which affects approximately 1-2% of the world’s population. It affects equally men and women, even though women are generally affected earlier than men. Also light-skinned individuals are more prone to this condition compared to those with darker skin.
The manifestations of psoriasis: The disorder manifests in the form of erythematous patches, covered with dry whitish scales that are sometimes associated with itching and burning. The psoriatic lesions may affect the whole body, but are more often located at the elbows, knees, scalp and hands.
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