It is a long lasting inflammatory disease that can be genetically determined. This disorder leads to the formation of crusty and flaky patches to cover a scaly skin. About 2% of people have psoriasis. Although the exact causes of psoriasis are unknown, it is understood that the disease is related with the immune system. Also, it is reported that 1 in 3 people has relatives with psoriasis. The disease is believed to start with a triggering event. Such events can be an injury, alcohol consumption or smoking.
Coming to how it is treated, 3 main strategies are available.