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How common is psoriasis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Psoriasis is a fairly common skin condition. In the United States alone, it's believed that there are more than five million psoriasis cases among adults. Worldwide, up to 5 percent of the population is affected by it. In general, Caucasians are more likely to develop psoriasis than those with darker skin.

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