Psoriasis: Everything You Need to Know

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Firefly Books, 2005 - Health & Fitness - 190 pages
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Helpful advice for relief of a chronic condition that affects millions.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory, non-contagious skin disease. Characterized by itchy, thick and raised red areas of skin covered with silvery-white scales, psoriasis affects 1 in 50 adults. This affliction makes it one of the world's most common skin disorders. Appearing at any age, it can affect relationships, the ability to work and to enjoy leisure activities.

Psoriasis is a straightforward book about an all too common problem. The information is presented in clear, understandable terms for non-medical readers, covering:

  • Causes
  • Psychosocial effects
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment options
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Psoriasis in children.

Psoriasis includes line drawings, case studies, a comprehensive resource list and a glossary.

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What Is Psoriasis?
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About the author (2005)

Dr. Richard Langley is assistant professor of dermatology and director of research at Dalhousie University. An international expert on psoriasis and skin cancer, he has co-authored ten books and many articles and abstracts.

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