What Is the Main Cause of Psoriasis? Center

Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disease in which the skin cells grow in numbers faster than normal, producing rashes on the body. Normally, the cells on the surface of the skin are shed as new cells grow beneath. In psoriasis, the swift build-up of skin cells collects on the surface of the skin as scales or plaques. The exact cause of psoriasis is not completely understood. It appears to involve an interplay between a person’s genes, immune system and environment. Read more: What Is the Main Cause of Psoriasis? Article

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Psoriasis causes the top layer of skin cells to become inflamed and grow too quickly and flake off. See Answer

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