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How does plaque psoriasis affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Plaque psoriasis affects the body in a number of ways and it varies from person to person. The patches on the body can vary widely in number. For some, this disease is only a nuisance. For others, it can lead to pain, disfigurement and even disability. This disease also may cyclically flare and subside. A person can go into remission for days, months or years. Most of the time, however, the disease eventually returns.

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